I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on this subject to the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 11th March, to which I have nothing to add.
Does not my hon. Friend think it was a very cruel thing that these persons should be sent to almost certain torture and death without any alternative arrangements being made, and could not anything have been done for the children in the six weeks that were available?
If my hon. Friend will read my reply of yesterday, he will see that it was a carefully balanced statement, and I would ask him not to press me to add anything to it at this moment?