HC Deb 23 November 1953 vol 521 cc23-4
40. Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent in the examination of the impounded Naumann documents evidence of an alliance with Communists has been found.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Anthony Eden)

I should prefer to make no statement while the German authorities still have under consideration the possibility of prosecution.

Miss Ward

Will my right hon. Friend keep a very close note of any information which may be available so that we may know about it when he is in a position to tell us the facts?

Mr. Eden

I gave a certain amount of information in reply to Questions in October when I said, I think with the general approval of the House, that the purpose for which we took this action had, I thought, been fulfilled in exposing the activities of certain extremist elements in Germany.