Reference FO 371/25247
Title Regulations governing aliens
Former Department Reference File 7848 (pp.8553-8908)
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 Isle of Wight, Norway, Sudan
Organisations Advisory Council on Aliens, British Army, House of Commons, Pioneer Corps, Red Cross, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy
Article(s) from News Chronicle © Associated Newspapers/Solo Syndication.


A file of documents relating to the British government's restrictions on foreign nationals. Subjects covered in the file include an exemption request for an Austrian noblewoman with German citizenship; exemption requests for Jewish refugees, including a Cambridge student and a journalist; a Sudanese national's exemption request; the internment of aliens on the Isle of Wight; legislation for the exemption of French nationals; the issue of foreign fishermen at British ports; and Norway's concern for Norwegian refugees from Germany. Other subjects discussed include exemption requests for Dutch nationals, including officials, businessmen, airline staff, and soldiers; exemption requests for Belgian officials; exemption requests for Polish nationals, including officials and Red Cross volunteers; German and Austrian internees eligible for release; parliamentary debates about refugees; the internment of an Austrian doctor who worked for the British legation; the dismissal of female Hungarian domestic workers; and a Spanish Roman Catholic priest influencing French nationals.


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