HC Deb 17 December 1946 vol 431 cc370-1W
145. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement about the circumstances in which Werner Buttner, a German prisoner of war, landed at Southampton on 11th December from the French liner "Colombie"; and whether, in the circumstances, he will arrange to retain him here pending repatriation.

Mr. Oliver

This man ceased to be a prisoner of war on his return to Germany from America last February. He stowed away on board a French ship at Marseilles and after his discovery was being returned to France and managed to get ashore when the ship called at Southampton. He has no claim to stay in this country and will be removed in the usual way by the agents of the ship in which he arrived.

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