HC Deb 12 June 1945 vol 411 c1486W
Captain Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what official representations he has received from the Soviet Government as to the treatment of Russian prisoners released by the Allies.

Lord Dunglass

In the handling of a problem of such magnitude and complexity, rendered even more difficult by the conduct of current operations, a certain amount of friction and irritation was inevitable, which has given rise to a number of offical representations by the Soviet Government. Soviet repatriation officers in this country and in territories under British control have throughout worked in the closest association with, the British military authorities responsible for these liberated Soviet citizens. Whenever the Soviet authorities have been dissatisfied with the conditions created for their people, their complaints have been immediately investigated and full explanations have subsequently been tendered to the Soviet authorities. The great majority of these complaints have proved to be quite unfounded.