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War Prisoners, Spandau (Treatment)

Volume 527: debated on Monday 17 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what approaches have been made to the four controlling Powers for the release or transfer of one or more of the Spandau prisoners for hospital treatment; which prisoners are involved; and what major operation is contemplated in each case.

I am not clear whether the hon. Gentleman is referring to appeals before or after the agreement of 29th April. Since that date there has been no appeal, to the knowledge ofHer Majesty's Government. As to the past, appeals have been made from time to time but, as my right hon. Friend said on 31st March, he is not prepared to give particulars.