HC Deb 17 February 1948 vol 447 cc978-9
14. Mr. Fitzroy Maclean

asked the Secretary of State for War for how much longer it is proposed to keep Field-Marshal Von Rundstedt in confinement in this country; and what charges are to be, or have been, preferred against him.

Mr. Shinwell

I am consulting with my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Attorney-General regarding the action to be taken in this prisoner's case.

Sir Ronald Ross

Has this prisoner been held beyond his normal repatriation date?

Mr. Shinwell

It is not a question of normal repatriation in a matter of this sort.

Sir R. Ross

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this officer was the only officer of the German Army who was reported never to have given the Hitler salute?

Mr. Shinwell

I should think there may be other misdemeanours.