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Concentration Camps

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will publish the report of the representatives of His Majesty's Government who visited the concentration camps in Spain.

No representatives of His Majesty's Government have visited concentration camps in Spain.

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there was a statement on this matter on the wireless yesterday; and, in view of the concern in this country over the atrocities in Buchenwald and Belsen, will he not arrange for representatives of His Majesty's Government to visit these camps?

I have quite a few responsibilities at the moment, but, mercifully, what is said on the wireless is not one of them. I doubt very much whether any useful purpose would be served at present by adopting the hon. Member's suggestion.

Would my right hon. Friend support the suggestion that there should be an international inspectorate to inspect all prisons?