HC Deb 25 May 1944 vol 400 cc952-3W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for Air if the names of those who escaped from Stalag Luft III and were not shot or recaptured have been communicated privately to their next-of-kin, in view of the anxiety of relatives of the remaining prisoners and of the numerous inquiries being made.

Captain Balfour

No, Sir. While I appreciate the desire to allay the anxiety of relatives, I regret that it would not be advisable to adopt the course suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend.