HL Deb 15 May 1945 vol 136 c222WA

asked His Majesty's Government, whether they will suggest to His Majesty's Government in Eire that they now intern the swollen staff of the German Legation in Dublin, alleged to be diplomats, with the object of trying them in due course as war criminals, if any of them are thus guilty.


In the absence of my noble friend the Secretary of State for the Dominions, at San Francisco, I have been asked to reply. The staff of the German Legation in Dublin comprises eleven persons, including three typists and a porter. The general question of the position of German Missions in neutral countries at the end of hostilities in Europe is under consideration. No evidence is at present in the possession of His Majesty's Government to indicate the complicity in war crimes of members of the German Legation in Dublin.