§ Sir I. Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which are the Protecting Powers for prisoners of war in Germany, Italy, Japan and other enemy countries; and whether the arrangements are working satisfactorily?
§ Mr. Law
As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given on 8th January to my hon. Friend the Member for Chistlehurst (Sir W. Smithers). As regards the last part, I fear I cannot say that arrangements are yet working satisfactorily as regards Japan, since the Japanese Government have not yet replied to a request for an assurance that they will observe the terms of the Prisoners of War Convention. In Germany and Italy and in German- and Italian-occupied territory the Swiss Government have been accorded facilities similar to those previously granted to the United States Government.