Reference FO 371/25244
Title Regulations governing aliens
Former Department Reference File 7848 (to pp.8188)
Government Department Foreign Office
Themes Social Relations;
Subthemes Dislocated populations, Foreign nationals and newcomers
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Australia, Baltic States, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cardiff, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, King's Lynn, Parts of Holland, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union, Spain, Yugoslavia
Organisations Advisory Council on Aliens, Air Raid Precautions, League of Nations, Royal Navy, Security Service, Women's Voluntary Service
Notes The following article(s) have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: The Times, 13 May 1940, Internment of Enemy Aliens.
Article(s) from Commonwealth of Australia Gazette © The Federal Register of Legislation under a Creative Commons Licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Link to material at original source: https://www.legislation.gov.au/content/HistoricGazettes.


A file of documents relating to the British government's restrictions on foreign nationals. Subjects covered in the file include international assistance to refugees from Eastern Europe; legislation regarding aliens, including immigration; restrictions on aliens aged between sixteen and sixty, including internment, a ban on private transport, and curfew hours; and requests for exemptions, the relaxation of restrictions, and the release of aliens from internment. These aliens include a Chinese naval student; Spanish nationals with British connections; French nationals; Polish refugees, including officials of the government-in-exile; German and Austrian refugees, including stateless Jews who suffered Nazi persecution; Italian nationals; Japanese officials and businessmen; Dutch nationals, including those ordered to leave coastal areas; A.R.P. personnel; Swiss nationals; and foreign clergymen. Other subjects discussed include the conscription of aliens for labour or military service; and requests for aliens to be able to work in industry during curfew hours.


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