HC Deb 19 February 1920 vol 125 cc1043-4
72. Mr. LYLE

asked whether the list of offenders against war usages presented to the German Government includes offenders now actually in the hands of the Allies; how many of these there are; and whether the Allies propose to put them on trial before an Allied Court?


The list presented to the German Government included some offenders now in the hands of the Allies. I am unable to state the number of offenders now actually in the hands of the Allies, as I have not the requisite information. The question whether they will he tried before an Allied Court will depend upon the reply of Germany to the note recently presented to her and her subsequent action.


Does the right hon. Gentleman think that the trial of German criminals by Germany will be anything but a mere farce!


I am not prepared to say that.

73. Mr. LYLE

asked whether, in the event of no immediate penal action being taken either in Allied countries or in Germany against men on the prescribed list, these individuals will at any time in the future be liable to arrest and trial if they should be found on Allied soil?


This question is hypothetical, and I do not think it, therefore, desirable at this stage to answer it.

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