HC Deb 06 March 1922 vol 151 c832
26. Captain Viscount CURZON

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have had any reply as yet from the German Government with reference to the escape from custody of the two criminals Boldt and Ditmar; whether the director and works manager of the Rockstroh Works are under arrest; and whether steps are being taken to see that they do not escape?


As regards the first part of the question, a reply was received from the German Government, and the substance of it was communicated to the House in reply to a question by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for York on 27th February last. As regards the latter part of the question, information has just been received that the German Government is taking criminal proceedings against the Rock-stroh family and other members of the firm. The question of the steps to be taken to prevent the escape of these persons is a matter that involves the responsibility of the German Government.


asked the Prime Minister whether he will request the Supreme Council to give their sanction to the publication of the; Report made by the committee of lawyers, appointed by the Supreme Council to report on the trial of German war criminals at Leipzig, which Report has already been in part published in France?


The Governments whose representatives constitute the Supreme Council will be consulted upon the question of publication.


In view of the great importance of this Report in relation to the question of punishing the German war criminals and trying them according to the Treaty of Versailles, will my right hon. Friend give an undertaking that there will be no further delay in this matter?


I have told my hon. Friend that the Governments concerned will be consulted upon the question of publication.