HC Deb 19 March 1946 vol 420 cc1684-5
50. Mr. Teeling

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people have been arrested for political offences in the last three months in the area of Austria under British supervision; what the offences have been; how many have been tried and what have been the sentences.

Mr. Hynd

259 such arrests have been made by the Austrian authorities, 75 offenders being charged under the law for the prohibition of the National Socialist Party, 183 under the law for the prosecution of war criminals and one under the law on fraudulent voting in the recent election. Only the last case has been tried; the sentence was five months.

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