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Camp Cooks

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will review the status of German cooks employed in camp compounds who at present are not given the bonus paid to other prisoner of war cooks working in officers' and men's messes; and if he will remove this anomaly.

Prisoners of war employed in British officers' and men's messes are paid working pay from public funds in the same way as all other prisoners of war who replace British personnel. Prisoners of war employed as cooks in camp compounds do not fall into this category and consequently do not receive working pay from public funds, but are paid a bonus from camp welfare funds.