HC Deb 04 April 1921 vol 140 c10
32. Mr. WHITE

asked the Prime Minister what progress has been made with the trial of war criminals in terms of the Treaty of Versailles?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Gordon Hewart)

I have been asked to reply to this question. I cannot usefully add anything at present to the answers recently given upon this matter.


Has a difficulty arisen with regard to the evidence to be submitted—some technical difficulty with regard to the form of the declaration?


Yes, there are difficulties which naturally arise where persons are being prosecuted in one country and the evidence is being taken in another. But I think we have surmounted that difficulty, and before the end of the month we shall be in a position to say that depositions will be taken in London.

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