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Polish Immigrant

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will inquire into the case, details of which have been submitted to him, of a Polish lady, the wife of a Polish pilot officer serving in the R.A.F., who has been notified by the Immigration Office in the town where she now lives that she must leave the United Kingdom within the next six months without any reason being assigned for this measure and why letters to the Immigration Office, sent by a British citizen interested in the case, have not been acknowledged.

This lady was originally allowed to enter the country on a temporary basis on her representation that she was going to serve in the Polish Forces. It was recently found that she had done no such service, but had set up a business and taken part-time employment without due authority. The conditions on which she was given leave to land were accordingly varied in order to put her in the same position as other foreign civilians who are in this country on a temporary basis. It will be open to her to apply in due course for an extension of the period for which she is at present permitted to stay here. As regards the last part of the Question, it has been necessary, as one of the measures for economising in clerical labour and in paper, to restrict closely the sending of acknowledgments, but I hope that as conditions become easier it may become practicable to send acknowledgments more freely.