HC Deb 01 May 1940 vol 360 c680
4. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Prime Minister whether the official information he has received shows that the Germans have bombed and machine-gunned civilians in villages and towns in Norway where there are no military objectives?

Mr. Butler

Official information on the German methods of warfare in Norway is as yet necessarily scanty, but I hope to be able to make a fuller statement when further reports have been received. There is no doubt, however, that the Germans are waging the war in Norway with the same ruthless disregard for the safety of civilian life as they have shown both at sea and during the campaign in Poland.

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Can my right hon. Friend tell the House that the only action which the Germans understand will be taken against them?