HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 cc1-2W
39. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what information he has received from the Federal Government of Germany about the investigations being made by the Land Governments into allegations of the reemployment of more than 600 former Nazi judges in the Federal Government's judiciary system; and, as this information was first requested by his Department over two years ago, whether he will request the Federal Government to expedite their inquiries.

Mr. Profumo

This is, of course, a matter for the German authorities concerned. I am, however, informed by the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs that the Lander authorities are continuing their investigations into the outstanding cases, but because of the difficulty of obtaining the necessary evidence these have not yet been concluded.

In a very large number of cases which have been investigated the charges have been found to be unsubstantiated.

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