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Prisoners Of War (Repatriation)

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many prisoners of war were repatriated from Great Britain and the Middle East, respectively, during the month of June.

Fourteen thousand, six hundred and eighty-two, and 4,760, respectively.


asked the Secretary of State for War how many German prisoners of war are now situated in British possessions overseas; how many have been repatriated during the past 12 months; and what steps have been taken to improve the conditions of their camps.

Following is the answer:2s. 6d. per day, given to soldiers for housing accommodation, when there is no barracks accommodation for them.

Because it forms part of the soldier's emoluments. This was made clear in the White Paper (Cmd. 6750 of March, 1946), on the Postwar it Pay Code.