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Aliens (Deportation Order)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Mr. F. Wengel, who was born in Poland, served in the French Army from 1914 to 1919 and lived in this country for many years, is not permitted to earn his living; why he is now detained in Brixton Prison; and what action he proposes to take in respect of this man.

My hon. Friend appears to have been misinformed. This man was, when at liberty, allowed to earn his living in any employment approved by the Ministry of Labour and in fact was recently convicted of failing to report a change of employment. He was also convicted of a breach of a special order requiring him to report his movements. These are not his only convictions. He is now detained under Article 12 (4) of the Aliens Order pending the enforcement of a deportation order and I propose to have him sent out of the country as soon as a passage has been arranged