Alleged War Criminals (Trials)

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1948.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge , Bedford 12:00 am, 16th June 1948

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for how long the persons held in custody in this country and in the British zone of Germany as alleged war criminals have been so detained; and when will they be brought to trial.

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Persons held in custody as alleged war criminals have been detained for periods varying between a few days and three years. As far as His Majesty's Government are concerned they will be brought to trial as quickly as possible.