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Austrian And German Prisoners (British Dominions)

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1944

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether arrangements for the separation of Austrian from German prisoners applied in this country are in operation in those cases where German prisoners are held by Dominion Governments.

Proposals on the lines of my hon. Friend's Question have already been made to His Majesty's Government in Canada and the Commonwealth of Australia. It is receiving careful consideration by the Canadian authorities. The Commonwealth Government have expressed their willingness to conform with the proposed arrangements as far as possible.