HC Deb 30 May 1945 vol 411 cc191-2
4. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now received a reply from the Soviet Government regarding the sentence of one year's imprisonment with hard labour imposed upon a Scottish sailor, John Connor, aged 22, for the offence of drunkenness and disorderly conduct; and whether he has yet been able to obtain any reduction of this sentence in view of the fact that this man had made four voyages in convoys to the U.S.S.R.

Mr. Eden

I have been informed by the Soviet Embassy that the Soviet Supreme Court has reviewed this case and has decided that the remainder of the sentence is to be suspended. I understand that Seaman Connor has been released.