HC Deb 19 January 1944 vol 396 c196W
Mr. Hammersley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress has been made with the further exchange of 1,600 civilian internees from the Far East and the British Commonwealth, respectively, which has now been under consideration since May, 1943.

Mr. Eden

The difficulties to which my right hon. Friend the Minister of State referred in his reply to my hon. Friend On 20th October last have not, I regret to say, been overcome, but negotiations are still continuing.