§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his estimate of the number of prisoners of war not yet released and repatriated since the end of the Arab-Israel conflict ; and what success Her Majesty's Government have had in the matter.
§ Mr. Blaker
Israel has reported that she holds 376 Syrian, six Moroccan and 17 Iraqi prisoners of war. According to Israeli sources, some 120 Israelis may have been taken prisoner by the Syrians. I have no independent estimates. Syria continues to decline to provide lists except in return for action by Israel, especially in connection with the Fourth Geneva Convention.