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Fire-Guard Duties (Enemy Aliens)

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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42.

asked the Home Secretary in what circumstances is an alien of enemy nationality liable to be registered for compulsory fire-guard duties?

All aliens of enemy nationality who are exempt from curfew restrictions are required to register for fire-guard duties in the same way as British subjects; but for security reasons those who are not so exempt are not subject to this requirement.

Is the right hon. Gentleman considering the problem which is arising in this connection in the Soho district of Westminster?