§ Mr. Noel-Baker
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many British citizens are still held 443W under arrest by the Japanese Government; and what steps have been taken by His Majesty's Government to secure their immediate release?
§ Mr. Butler
Six British subjects are still under detention by the Japanese authorities, nine having been released and one, I regret to state, having died under circumstances which are being investigated. His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo has had a number of discussions with the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs and it is hoped that proceedings in connection with these cases will be expedited.