War Crimes (Trial Procedure)

Oral Answers to Questions — Russia – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th May 1945.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston 12:00 am, 30th May 1945

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there is now agreement between the Allies on the essential arrangements for the trial of the principal war criminals.

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

I would refer my hon. Friend to the very full statement which the Prime Minister made yesterday in reply to the Question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Brighton (Lieut.-Colonel Marlowe).

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Have we definitely accepted the American proposition that this should be a military tribunal, and can my right hon. Friend say what is to be the location of the court?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

I am afraid that my hon. Friend has over-simplified a very com- plicated matter. If he will read the answer which my right hon. Friend gave yesterday, he will find that there is more than one category to be dealt with. All I can say at the moment is that we have had most useful conversations with Judge Jackson in the last few days which have resulted in great progress being made.

Photo of Mr John McGovern Mr John McGovern , Glasgow Shettleston

In view of the question that has been discussed in the Press today about the trial of "Lord Haw-Haw," can the right hon. Gentleman tell us what is being done with Mr. John Amery, and why there is such a black-out with regard to him?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Neither of these are matters for the Foreign Secretary; they are matters, for the Home Office.