§ 37. General Sir George Jeffreys
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make any statement regarding the case of Lieut.-Colonel Cyril Rocke, retired pay; whether this officer is still detained in Italy; and whether it is proposed to bring any charge against him.
§ Mr. Lawson
According to my information, Lieut.-Colonel Cyril Rocke is no longer detained. Such evidence as has been obtained does not in the opinion of the Director of Public Prosecutions justify an alteration of the decision previously taken as to the institution of proceedings. The officer broadcast once from Italy on 15th July, 1940,and the text of this broadcast was placed in the Library of the House in January of this year. If any further evidence becomes available it will be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions. I understand that Lieut.-Colonel Rocke is not at present receiving retired pay.