HC Deb 05 June 1945 vol 411 cc678-9
39. Colonel Viscount Suirdale

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give an assurance that all Nazi leaders, of whatever rank, are now imprisoned in ordinary prison cages or other prisons and not allowed the facility of house arrest; whether he will issue instructions that no special facilities, such as the right to have special food obtained for them, will be allowed; and that they will be treated strictly as prisoners who are only entitled to the minimum amenities consistent with the rules of war.

Sir J. Griģģ

All German prisoners of war of whatever rank are accommodated in this country in prisoner of war camps and none receive any special facilities. The rations provided for them are to the scales given in my reply in this House on 29th May and none are allowed to obtain special food. They are treated strictly as prisoners of war in accordance with the rules of war.

Viscount Suirdale

May I ask my right hon. Friend whether Field Marshal Goering is covered by that answer?

Sir J. Griģģ

I have enough to look after without being responsible for other people's affairs. Field Marshal Goering is not in the custody of the British Forces.