HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 c202
26. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for War in how many cases and for what reasons have requests by the Yugoslav Government for the extradition of Italian war criminals from Italy been refused by the British authorities

Mr. Lawson

No such requests have been refused. A number of requests which have been received from the Yugoslav authorities are at present under consideration.

Mr. Stokes

Does the Minister mean by that reply that no Yugoslavs have been forcibly extradited from Italy to Yugoslavia, after being detained by the Allied forces?

Mr. Lawson

I do not mean anything of the kind. I mean what the answer says, that no requests have been refused.

Mr. Popplewell

Could the right hon. Gentleman say when he hopes to arrive at a decision in this matter?