§ 1. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether his communications since 21st June with Mr. Justice Younger's Committee enable him to promise the publication of further Reports drawn up by 645 that Committee; and can he say what use is made by the Government of the evidence taken from returned prisoners of war by that Committee?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
Mr. Justice Younger's Committee has been consulted, and I am not able to make any definite promises as to publication. The matter is not free from difficulty, but I entirely agree with my hon. Friend that the greater the publicity in these questions the better provided the interests of our prisoners are not thereby injured. The information furnished by the Committee to His Majesty's Government has proved of great value, and may be of even greater value later on.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
Will the right hon. Gentleman carefully consider as to whether they could not publish some reports, though I do not unduly press the matter?
§ Lord R. CECIL
I am very much obliged to the hon. Gentleman. Anything that can be published without detriment to our prisoners' interests will be published.