HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 cc1688-9
36. Mr. Ammon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any recent information as to the number of persons deported from Guernsey to Germany?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

I regret that no information is yet available as to the total number of persons deported from Guernsey. No official lists have yet been received, although they have been asked for by the International Red Cross Committee and by the Protecting Powers.

Mr. Ammon

I take it that my right hon. Friend will press for this information as the absence of it is causing a good deal of anxiety?

Mr. Morrison

I appreciate that fact, and my hon. Friend can be sure that I shall do everything that I can.

37. Mr. Ammon

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the Channel Islanders deported to Germany are in Camp Stalag VI and not an officers' camp as reported; whether this indicates any breach of understanding; and whether he is making a protest through the Protecting Power against this?

Mr. Morrison

The answer to the first part of the Question is that postcards received by friends show that a number of persons deported from the Channel Islands are now in a camp known as Stalag VI. The address of the camp in which civilian internees are detained does not indicate any differentiation in treatment. Civilian internees are not detained in camps with military personnel and no question of rank arises in connection with the treatment of civilians. The fact therefore that some civilians who were detained in a camp with the name of Oflag are now detained in a camp with the name of Stalag does not give ground for thinking that there has been a breach of the agreement relating to the treatment of civilian internees.

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