HC Deb 09 November 1953 vol 520 c13W
61. Mr. McGovern

asked the Attorney-General if he is aware that Mr. Alan Winnington, of the "Daily Worker," was present at the interrogation of British prisoners of war in Korea, that he took part in the torturing of these men by incessant questioning in the hope of ultimate admission of the false statement of the use of germ warfare by United Nations troops; and, since this country was fully committed to all the military action taken in Korea, if he will proceed against this man for incitement to disaffection.

The Attorney-General

I have seen newspaper reports referring to this man, but I have no evidence that he has taken part in the interrogation of British prisoners of war. The Incitement to Disaffection Act, 1934, does not apply outside the United Kingdom, and I cannot therefore take any proceedings under it.