HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 c1750
18. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for War when the courts martial on the officers concerned with third degree methods employed at Bad Nenndorf will be completed and when he proposes to publish a statement of fact.

Mr. Shinwell

I am unable to say when the courts martial in question will be completed. Clearly I cannot publish any statement of fact while the matter is still sub judice.

Mr. Stokes

Is my right hon. Friend aware that I visited this camp and found men in cells, the temperature of which was 10 degrees below zero? To my certain knowledge, one man had his legs frozen off. Will my right hon. Friend promise that when the facts are known, he will publish a true and verified statement of what happened?

Mr. Shinwell

When the facts are known, I will consider publishing them.