Northern Ireland and Eire (Detention Powers).

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 30th July 1942.

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Photo of Reverend Dr James Little Reverend Dr James Little , Down

asked the Home Secretary whether, in the interests of public security he will issue instructions that those who cross the border from neutral Eire into Northern Ireland and are found to be hostile to Britain, shall be immediately interned?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

The powers conferred on me by Defence Regulation 18B are exerciseable in Northern Ireland as in other parts of the United Kingdom and will be used whenever I have reasonable cause to believe that the detention is necessary of any person whose activities or associations bring him within the terms of that Regulation.