§ 1. Sir Ralph Glyn
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Japanese Government have demanded that the Spanish Government, as the Protecting Power, shall make an investigation into the conditions of the internment camps in the United States of America for the accommodation of Japanese subjects; and whether the British Government will represent to the United States Government that as long as the Japanese refuse to permit the Protecting Power to investigate conditions in Japan and Japanese occupied territories where Allied prisoners are interned, no such investigation shall be permitted.
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
I have seen a reference to this matter in the American press. The question whether any restriction shall be placed upon visits to internment camps in the United States of America is clearly one for the United States Government to decide, and I regret therefore that I cannot see my way to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion.