asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that in Italy the wives of interned British subjects are allowed to share their husbands' internment; and will he consider conferring a similar privilege upon the wives of Italians interned in this country, some of whom are British born and are suffering financial hardship?
No, Sir. My information is that the contrary is the case, and that British husbands and wives interned in Italy are not united in the same camp. In this country the policy is when both husband and wife are interned to allow them to live together in the same internment camp; but I do not think it would be practicable or justifiable for the Government to provide accommodation for women whom it is not necessary in the public interest to intern.
I think that is a very unsound observation. My business is to intern people who, in my judgment, may be a danger to the security of the State, and I think it would be quite wrong to intern people who are not a danger to security.