HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 cc257-8W
Sir Anthony Royle

asked the Lord Privy Seal why Rudolf Hess has been allowed no visitors from his family whilst he has been in the British military hospital in Berlin; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Ian Gilmour

On 7 April Hess was admitted to the British military hospital for a check-up and tests. These tests revealed moderate pneumonia in the right lung. Hess is responding well to treatment and making satisfactory progress.

At a meeting of the four governors of Spandau prison, which took place on 14 April, agreement was reached that Herr Wolf Ruediger Hess, the son of Rudolf Hess, should be allowed to visit his father in the British military hospital in Berlin. The visit took place that same afternoon.