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British Prisoners Of War

Volume 391: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1943

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ber. It should be understood that the information contained in it is liable to frequent amendment.

Following is the statement:

taking in the matter of pay to British officer prisoners of war to ensure that the rates of pay shall strictly conform to the Hague Convention annex respecting the laws and customs of war on land, so that the injustice done to British officer prisoners of war in 1914–1918 of being paid much lower rates than were due shall not be repeated?

My hon. Friend will be glad to know that the rates payable to officer prisoners of war under the Geneva Convention of 1929 are in fact being paid by enemy Powers to British officer prisoners of war.

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet received any further information with regard to the conditions in Campo P.G. 21; whether he is now satisfied with this camp; and, if not, whether he will take steps through the Protecting Power to secure its closure?

I would refer the Noble Lady to the reply I gave to-day to my hon. Friend the Member for Reigate (Mr. Touche).