HC Deb 12 April 1948 vol 449 c594
5. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs f he has considered the Memorandum presented by the Refugees Defence Committee, protesting against the return of political refugees to Yugoslavia; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Mr. Mayhew

Yes, Sir. The points raised by the Refugees Defence Committee have been carefully considered, and a deputation from the Committee has been received, but I have at present nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Lewes (Major Beamish) on 22nd March.

Air-Commodore Harvey

As that reply was not very satisfactory would the hon. Gentleman say whether in his opinion, these refugees, if they go back to Yugoslavia, will meet with justice?

Mr. Mayhew

The question as to the justice which will be received by these men on their return has of course, led us to consider with unusual care whether or not there is a prima facie case against them.