HC Deb 29 July 1941 vol 373 cc1263-4W
Sir A. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, pending an agreement for the repatriation of badly-wounded prisoners of war, he will explore the possibility of arranging for the transfer of these men from enemy countries to Switzerland?

Mr. Law

If my hon. and gallant Friend means a one-sided arrangement under which, while the British party are transferred to Switzerland, the German party are to remain in British hands, there is no ground for supposing that the German Government would accept it. His Majesty's Government are, however, examining every possibility of overcoming the transport difficulty which is the main obstacle to any arrangement on a reciprocal basis.