§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Home Secretary whether he is further expediting facilities for the release of internees who come within already prescribed categories; whether he contemplates increasing the number of categories and how many applications and releases have been made to date.713W
§ Mr. Peake
Every effort is made to authorise the release without delay of any internee as soon as my right hon. Friend is satisfied that the case falls within one of the categories. My right hon. Friend has approved certain extensions of the existing categories which have been recommended by the Asquith Committee and a revised White Paper is now with the printers. No statistics are kept of the number of applications made for release. According to the latest available statistics about 5,200 persons have been released since the issue of the White Paper.