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Rudolf Hess

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the £15,000 worth of securities that Rudolf Hess had when he landed in Scotland are being used to pay for the keep of himself and family now in this country?

My hon. Friend is misinformed. Hess brought no British securities with him, nor is any member of his family in this country.

May I ask my right hon. Friend whether the man in question is still a prisoner of war in this country, and, if so, is he in any part of England?

He is still confined under the same conditions as those under which he was originally confined.

While Hess might not have brought any securities here, did he have any investments here before he came?

No, Sir, not that I am aware of; anyway he has not been able to touch any. All he brought with him were a few Mark notes, the value of which, the hon. Gentleman will understand, in this country is nil.

Can my right hon. Friend say whether the man in question is still in that bungalow down in Surrey?