HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 c894
48. Sir John Mellor

asked the Prime Minister when the murderers of British prisoners of war at Stalag Luft III will be brought to trial.

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Lawson)

I have been asked to reply. The murders at Stalag Luft III are included in the indictment against the major war criminals being tried at Nuremburg later this month. The exact date of the trial of the many other persons involved in the murders has not been fixed. Some of those implicated are not yet in custody; others have been found to be dead. Investigations are being vigorously pursued, both by British and Allied personnel.

Captain Prescott

Will the right hon. Gentleman be sure that this does not develop into another Belsen trial?