HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 c364
2. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many persons are still detained in No. 1 C.I.S. at Adelheide; and how many of that number have been in detention there or elsewhere for more than one year.

Mr. Bevin

The number of persons detained at Adelheide has been reduced from 550 at the beginning of January, 1948, to 133 on 23rd April. All of these men had been in detention for more than one year.

Mr. Stokes

May I ask my right hon. Friend how often their cases are reviewed, and whether it is the intention of the Control Commission to close down these detention centres?

Mr. Bevin

They are constantly reviewed, and I am anxious to bring all this business to an end.

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