HC Deb 29 July 1943 vol 391 cc1760-1
35. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Home Secretary whether he will con- sider giving the hon. Member for Peebles and Southern (Captain Ramsay) a little more latitude and change of scene than those in Brixton Prison where he has been for three years?

Mr. H. Morrison

Most of the persons detained under Defence Regulation 18B are accommodated in the Isle of Man. For the few who have not been taken to the Isle of Man it has not been practicable to make better provision than is available in certain prison establishments. I have not heard that the hon. and gallant Member for Peebles and Southern (Captain Ramsay) would prefer the Isle of Man, and before taking any decision I should take account, as I do in other cases, of any representations he may wish to make.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the hon. and gallant Member in question was both a gallant and a loyal officer in the last war and that he shed his blood for his country—

Mr. Leslie

What has he done since?

Sir G. Jeffreys

—and does he think that his continued close detention is justified?

Mr. Morrison

With great respect—

Mr. Speaker

We cannot re-open the merits of this case.