§ Mr. Speaker
I have to inform the House that I have received the following letter from the Secretary of State for the Home Department relating to the detention of Captain Ramsay, a Member of this House:23rd May, 1940.Sir,I have the honour to inform you that I have found it my duty, in the exercise of my powers under Regulation 18B of the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, to direct that Captain Archibald Henry Maule Ramsay, Member of Parliament, be detained. Captain Ramsay was accordingly taken into custody this morning and is at present lodged in Brixton Prison.I am, Sir,Your obedient Servant,JOHN ANDERSON.
§ Mr. Thorne rose—
§ Mr. Thorne
I am entitled to ask for information. I want to ask whether the Home Secretary is prepared to give information as to the reason why the hon. and gallant Member has been arrested? That is all I want to know.