HC Deb 11 April 1946 vol 421 cc336-7W
Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been captured by Allied Forces in Europe since 1st January, 1945, who owed allegiance to the Crown, and are accused of aiding the enemy by serving in enemy forces, broadcasting in enemy programmes, or otherwise; and in each category how many belonged to or associated with the B.U.F., "The Link," or any similar organisation; how many have been brought to trial and with what result; how many have been released without trial; how many of those released are now at liberty in the British zone in Germany and what safeguards exist to prevent their resuming pro-Nazi activity; and when the remainder will be brought to trial.

Mr. Ede:

The following figures relate to persons about whom there was information warranting special interrogation and inquiries for the purpose of considering whether they should be put on trial:

liberty in the British Zone in Germany; two are shortly to be repatriated; the others are subject to the general precautions in force in the Zone against political activity on the part of undesirable persons, one is in addition subject to restrictions requiring her to live at a specified address and to report regularly to the police. Of the 16 persons neither brought to trial nor released, two civilians will shortly be tried by the French authorities and twelve members of the Forces will shortly be court-martialled. Two civilian cases are still under consideration.

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