Detainees.

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire. – in the House of Commons on 25th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of persons still detained in custody, under local Defence Regulations equivalent to the United Kingdom Regulation 18B, indicating the number of such persons who are, respectively, British subjects, aliens and British subjects of enemy origin; and whether Mr. W. A. Domingo is still under detention?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my predecessor to the Question by the hon. Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones) on 15th October last. As regards the second part of the Question, Mr. Domingo is still in detention.

Photo of Mr Benjamin Riley Mr Benjamin Riley , Dewsbury

Has there been any diminution of the number since the reply was given in October last year, and is the case of Mr. Domingo likely to be reviewed shortly?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

The answer to the first part of the Supplementary Question is that there was a difficulty in specifying the particular Colonies in regard to which the hon. Friends required the information, but it has been given, in regard to the particular Colonies asked for. As regards the second part, Mr. Domingo's case has been considered by the Advisory Committee.

Mr. Creech Jones:

Will the Minister give very special attention to the continued detention of Domingo?

Dr. Morgan:

If new evidence is submitted, can the appeal be heard again?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

If there is new evidence, of course.