HC Deb 13 April 1964 vol 693 cc28-9
31. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, for the purposes of negotiation with the Federal German Government on compensation due to British nationals imprisoned illegally in German concentration camps, he will ask the International Research Organisation for their list of such persons.

Mr. Mathew

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the International Tracing Service at Arolsen. An inquiry has already been addressed to this body. The reply has, unfortunately, made it clear that no list exists of British victims persecuted in concentration camps, and that the International Tracing Service could not compile such a list. Their records, which are not complete, consist of an alphabetical index of many million names of former inmates of concentration camps, which is not broken down into nationalities.