HC Deb 27 May 1919 vol 116 c1015
47. Mr. LYLE

asked the Prime Minister whether the British Government now holds in detention any German officers whom it is proposed to try for offences against the laws of civilised warfare; and whether, in that case, he will give the number of such officers and the nature of the accusations made against them?


I can add nothing to what I said in reply to questions put by my hon. Friend on this subject on 20th May.


Is it not a fact that we have certain of these officers at present in our hands, and cannot we have an answer 'on that subject?


I think I said in answer to a supplementary question that a great deal of evidence has been taken, and in the opinion of the Government if we wish to get these people punished it is, not wise to give this information.