HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 c568
40. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister if the Allies have the right under the Peace Treaty to call for the surrender for trial of any enemy subjects accused of military or civil crimes against Allied subjects during the War; if it is intended to enforce the Treaty provisions in this respect whether the list of persons whose surrender will be called for by this country has been completed; what is the number of such persons; and how many of these have been extradited up to the present time?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. The final list of such persons is now under consideration. It is not at present desirable to state their number nor how many are already in the hands of the Allies.


When does the Prime Minister anticipate that any of these people who have been guilty of these murders will be brought to trial?


The Peace Treaties must be ratified in the first instance, and it is after ratification that the demands will be presented.