HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 cc495-6
1. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Prince Paul of Yugoslavia is now classed as a war criminal.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)

No, Sir.

Captain Cunningham-Reid

Re this puppet of the forces of reaction, is the Minister not aware that the Yugoslav Government have officially indicted this man as one of their foremost war criminals? Is it not a fact that we have, for a long time, been giving tender consideration and extraordinary liberty to this man? Surely, the time has come for that to end?

Mr. Speaker

This looks like an argument, and not a question.

Mr. McGovern

Is Prince Paul of Yugoslavia in London, staying at the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten?

Mr. Eden

So far as I am aware, Prince Paul is where he has been for a long time, in South Africa. So far as I am aware, there is no charge against him of being a war criminal; but if there is it is a matter for the Yugoslav Government, and not for me.

Mr. Gallacher

Can we have an assurance from the Foreign Secretary that this country will not harbour war criminals?

Captain Cunningham-Reid

Why not return this man to Yugoslavia?

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