HC Deb 12 December 1945 vol 417 cc378-9
34. Mr. Austin

asked the Attorney-General whether it is intended to prosecute the non-German Nazi sympathisers named in secret files of the German Foreign Office; and whether he will now disclose this list to the House.

The Attorney-General (Sir Hartley Shawcross)

As my lion. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs stated in reply to a Question by the hon. and gallant Member for West Wolverhampton (Lieutenant Herbert Hughes) on 10th December, the documents referred to have not yet been fully examined and as far as I am aware no such list exists. Until the examination of these documents disclose material evidence the question of prosecution can not be considered.

Mr. Austin

Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that his vacillating answer is not in accord with the sentiments of the country at large which sympathises with the view expressed by a British officer who said that he wished he could blow the lid off the whole dirty business?

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