HC Deb 11 March 1941 vol 369 cc1131-2
8. Mr. Emery

asked the Secretary of State for War what order is in operation as to the employment of subjects of enemy States as servants in the houses of officers serving with their units; whether he is aware that Italians are so employed by the officer commanding a unit at or near his station in a particular area, of which details have been furnished; and whether, in view of the misgivings felt locally in the matter and all the circumstances of this area, he will issue the necessary instructions that in the public interest this employment should cease?

Captain Margesson

Existing instructions provide that persons of German, Austrian or Italian nationality may not be employed in any circumstances by military personnel. Orders have now been issued that the employment of the Italian servants to whom my hon. friend refers should be terminated.

Sir Irving Albery

Can my right hon. and gallant friend state what instructions, if any, have been issued as regards aliens who have recently married British subjects?

Captain Margesson

I think my hon. Friend had better give me notice of specific cases.