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Japanese War Criminals (Trials)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War what steps have been taken to apprehend Japanese military and civilian officers who were responsible for the commission of atrocities in Singapore and Malaya; and where and under what conditions they will be brought to trial.

As regards the first part of the Question I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 24th October to a Question by the hon. and gallant Member for West Edinburgh (Lieut.-Commander Hutchison). In the case of war crimes committed in Singapore, Malaya, or elsewhere in South-East Asia Command the place of trial will be determined by the British military authorities in South-East Asia in consultation with any Dominion and Allied military authorities concerned, and the trials will be held in British military courts.