HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 c1201
44. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on whose instructions the officers in charge of the extradition tribunal in Hamburg warned lawyers against appealing to Members of Parliament in order to get the extradition regulations altered and cancelled.

Mr. Bevin

I am having inquiries made and will write to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Stokes

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in the conclusions of the tribunal the presiding genius said that if any such attempt were repeated, he would take the strictest measures against any person who thereby tried to influence the work of the tribunal; and, surely, that is quite contrary to our ideas of the freedom which should be allowed even to a conquered people?

Mr. Bevin

I cannot pronounce these solemn judgments of which my hon. Friend is so capable until I have had the results of the inquiries.