HC Deb 20 January 1949 vol 460 cc58-9W
81. Mr. Hogg

asked the Secretary of State for War why it was necessary recently to parade 32 Ukrainians en route for Germany handcuffed with their hands behind their backs.

Mr. M. Stewart

Before their departure some of these Ukrainians threatened violence to themselves or their escort, and said that they would forcibly resist removal. In order to avoid bodily harm either to the men themselves, or to their escort, it was considered necessary to handcuff them.