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German Prisoners Of War (Repatriation)

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War the policy of His Majesty's Government with regard to the repatriation of German prisoners of war in this country; how many have already been repatriated; and what steps are being taken to ensure that prisoners with Nazi sympathies are not released with these repatriates.

The general repatriation of German prisoners of war has not yet been considered. A small number of non-Nazi specialists have been returned to Germany for release at the request of the Control Commission to assist with the rehabilitation of Germany, and it is anticipated that this number will be increased. Apart from these a number of sick and wounded, from whom members of the S.S. have been excluded, have been returned to Germany for further treatment; these men will not, however, be released unless considered suitable by the Control Commission.