§ 1. Mr. Tinker
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress has been made with other countries for the repatriation of permanently disabled prisoners of war?
§ 3. Mr. Lipson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has under consideration a further attempt to effect with the German Government an exchange of disabled prisoners of war?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
Conversations have been proceeding for some time, through the channel of the Protecting Power, but I regret that I am not yet in a position to make any further statement.
§ Mr. Tinker
I understand that last time negotiations broke down because of the disparity in numbers. That was a breach of international law, but the German. Government did not want to send back more men than they got from us. I hope that if that is the only consideration it will not be allowed to stand in the way.
§ Mr. Lipson
Is my right hon. Friend aware that everybody is delighted that the negotiations are going on and wishes him every success?