HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 cc241-2W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement on the recent massacre of Norwegian hostages at Stavanger; and whether he will consider broadcasting a request to all Norwegians to record the names of German officers who authorise and execute these murders so that after the war they can be dealt with by the Allies?

Mr. Law

I understand that 11 Norwegians were executed at Stavanger on 29th December, having been condemned by a German military court for alleged espionage, sabotage or concealment of firearms. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Allied Governments' declaration of 13th January. In view of this declaration it does not appear necessary for me to arrange such a broadcast.