§ 5. Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the approximate number of members of the Gestapo and its various associate organisations known to His Majesty's Government 1358 or to allied Governments for criminal acts committed; and what practical steps have been and are being taken to root out the whole of that organisation.
§ Mr. Eden
As regards the first part of the Question evidence at present available of war crimes committed by members of the Gestapo is being collected by the United Nations Commission for the Investigation of War Crimes. I am not in a position to make a statement on the progress of their labours in this respect. As regards the second part, the practical steps to which the hon. Member refers will be taken at the time of Germany's defeat and surrender. It would not be in our interest to divulge to the enemy details of the plans which the Allies have in mind for dealing with this matter.