HC Deb 20 May 1943 vol 389 cc1255-6W
Sir A. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consider the possibility of coming to an agreement with Italy, under Article 72 of the Geneva Convention, for the direct repatriation or accommodation in a neutral country of prisoners of war in good health who have been in captivity a long time?

Mr. Eden

As I informed my hon. and gallant Friend on 5th May, His Majesty's Government do not feel that the moment has yet arrived when the conclusion of an agreement such as he suggests can usefully be considered. I can, however, once more assure him that when the right time comes his suggestion will receive every possible consideration.