HC Deb 21 March 1944 vol 398 cc665-6
45. Major Lloyd

asked the Prime Minister whether note is being taken of those British subjects who are assisting the enemy by broadcasting from enemy or enemy-occupied countries; and whether such individuals will be included in the category of war criminals and ultimately brought to trial.

The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. These individuals will not be included in the category of war criminals. They will be charged with offences against British law and brought to trial in the appropriate British court.

Major Lloyd

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the anger and contempt with which the public are listening to the broadcasts from these traitors and that they demand that some definite action should be taken after the war to bring these people to justice?

Mr. Attlee

They will be very satisfied with my reply.

Mr. Leach

Are not these broadcasters useful public entertainers?

Professor Savory

Does the right hon. Gentleman's answer include citizens of Eire, such as "Lord Haw-Haw "— William Joyce?