HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 c123W
36. Mr. Manuel

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent his negotiations with the Federal German Government regarding compensation for victims of Nazi persecution covered British prisoners of war who suffered persecution in contravention of the Geneva agreement; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The negotiations with the Federal German Government were in respect of compensation for United Kingdom nationals who were victims of measures of persecution arising from National Socialist ideology. Prisoners-of-war will be eligible only if they were the victims of such persecution. Claims arising out of contravention of the Geneva Convention as such are not included, and remain for consideration only in the context of a final peace settlement.