34. Captain PETER MAGDONALD
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to make a statement in regard to the alleged violation of British war graves in Belgium and the smuggling of remains of British soldiers into this country?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. T. Shaw)
I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a statement on this matter. A searching inquiry by the Belgian Ministry of Justice is still in progress, the result of which will be communicated to me as soon as possible. As I informed the hon. and gallant Member on 12th May, I will send him notice when I am in a position to give him a reply. I will also communicate with my hon. Friend the Member for Southwark, North, who asked the original question on this matter.
As far as the investigations have gone, is there any evidence at all that there is any justification for the statement which has been made?