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Polish Camp, Thetford

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Air how many Polish troops are now located on the aerodrome near Thetford; what work they are doing; and what is the weekly cost of their maintenance.

There are at present 985 Poles at the Polish Resettlement Station near Thetford. Six hundred and ninety-seven are members of the Polish Resettlement Corps and are being taught English and receiving other training to fit them for resettlement. Most of the rest are awaiting repatriation to Poland. The weekly cost of maintenance, including pay, is approximately£5,800.