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War Criminals (Punishment)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 2 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in the statements made by His Majesty's Government regarding the punishment of enemy subjects guilty in this war of crimes against humanity, regard was paid to the possibility that these individuals may flee to neutral States; and whether the Governments of these States have been warned that the Allies will not tolerate such evasion?

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon Friend the Member for Stone (Sir J. Lamb) on 19th January last.

Can my right hon. Friend hold out any strong hope that we shall be more successful in hanging Hitler and Goering than we were in hanging the Kaiser?