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Reme Camp, Burma (Poles)

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied with the state of discipline at Burma R.E.M.E. camp, Towyn, where, when 350 Poles were interviewed with a view to obtaining the services of 20 on a work of public utility, only 13 were offered, of whom seven were doubtful; and why these men, who are doing no work, are paid from £3 to £5 per week, with keep, with a minimum rate of 4s. 6d. a day for youths.

I am making inquiries into this matter. As regards the last part of the Question I am doing everything within my power, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour, to ensure that members of the Polish Resettlement Corps take up productive employment and cease to be a charge on public funds as soon as possible.