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Repatriated Prisoners Of War

Volume 393: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will retain on full pay and allowances all sick and wounded returned prisoners of war until their economic position has been assured by the settlement of their pension claims and/or the securing of employment?

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given on 27th October by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War, which applies equally to officers and men of the Royal Air Force

28.

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will retain on full pay and allowances all sick and wounded returned prisoners of war until their economic position has been assured by the settlement of their pension claims and/or the securing of employment?

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the Secretary of State for War's reply on 27th October to a similar Question relating to the Army. The practice of the Admiralty is broadly speaking the same.

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman ask the First Lord to see to it that the Merchant Service men are treated as nearly as possible on an equal footing with the naval personnel?