HC Deb 15 August 1940 vol 364 cc941-2
48. Sir Richard Acland

asked the Prime Minister by whom the inquiry to find out who were the individuals responsible for conditions in internment camps is being conducted; whether it is being diligently prosecuted; when it may be completed; and whether the results will be made public?

Mr. Attlee

As I have already explained to the House, certain investigations are being made. I am not prepared to make any further statement at present.

Sir R. Acland

Am I right in thinking that it is now contemplated that there should be a brief discussion on the whole of this subject before the Recess, and, if so, will the right hon. Gentleman or some other Minister be prepared then to consider suggestions? This matter is now in the hearts of the people so much that there should be some kind of public inquiry in the nature of a Select Committee or some inquiry of that sort.

Mr. Attlee

There will be an opportunity for the hon. Member to raise it on the Adjournment.

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