HC Deb 12 April 1948 vol 449 cc37-8W
14. Squadron Leader Fleming

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the twelve former members of the Control Commission, who are serving sentences in a German prison, appealed to a superior court in the United Kingdom; and what are the rights of appeal given to members of the Commission.

Mr. Mayhew

The answer to the first part of the Question is "No." As regards the second part of the Question, members of the Commission have no right of appeal to any court in Great Britain. The Control Commission court of appeal gives an adequate safeguard to any British civilian sentenced in a lower court and there is further appeal, by way of clemency, to the Commander-in-Chief.