HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 c276W
Major Vernon

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many German Review Boards have been set up in the British zone to deal with internees held in civilian internment camps; how many cases have been dealt with; and how many remain to be investigated.

Mr. Mayhew

Eighty-nine German Tribunals are in course of being set up to deal with the 18,900 persons awaiting trial as members of criminal organisations convicted at Nuremberg; the trials are expected to start in the near future. Six British Review Boards are dealing with the persons interned on security grounds; in the year ended 8th April, 1947, 25,100 internees have been released after investigation and 8,000 cases including some 800 internees suspected of individual war crimes remain to be considered.

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