HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 c819W
Mr. Levy

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has he any information as to whether Sir Lancelot Oliphant, British Ambassador to Belgium, who is now in German custody, is to be held indefinitely; and what steps are being taken to secure his release?

Mr. Butler

Negotiations are in progress for the release of Sir Lancelot Oliphant, but I regret I am not able to say how long these are likely to continue.