Baron von Neurath

Oral Answers to Questions — Germany – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th September 1948.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge , Bedford 12:00 am, 20th September 1948

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why food parcels sent to Baron von Neurath, imprisoned at Spandau, are withheld from him; and whether he will arrange both to extend the period of 15 minutes every two months during which this man may receive visitors, as well as allow him and other prisoners similarly placed, to write more than one letter of two pages a month to a relative of their own choosing.

Photo of Mr Christopher Mayhew Mr Christopher Mayhew , Norfolk Southern

The regulations governing Spandau prison were quadripartitely agreed and the prison is under quadripartite control. Since the Kommandatura is in abeyance the normal machinery of negotiation is not working. I am, however, asking the Military Governor for a report on this subject.

Mr. E. P. Smith:

Is it not a fact that this man was much more of a Nazi than the German field marshals and generals mentioned in other Questions?