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Ex-Prisoners Of War And Internees, Java (Dysentery)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Prime Minister what steps are being taken to avert all danger of the 5,000 Allied prisoners of war and internees in Java suffering from dysentery when the monsoons start.

I have been asked to reply. Measures for the control of dysentery are, of course, constantly in force in all Commands. The military medical authorities in South-East Asia Command are fully alive to the dangers of dysentery and have supplies adequate to deal with any situation likely to arise. Incidenttally, I understand that all recovered British prisoners of war have now been evacuated from Java.