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Civilian Workers

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make arrangements for the wives of ex-German prisoners of war now of ordinary civilian status, who remain in the employment of Scottish farmers, to rejoin their husbands and to bring their children, if any.

German prisoners of war who have been discharged here to civilian status to take agricultural employment are here on a temporary footing under a limited contract; and my right hon. Friend regrets that it is not practicable, at any rate at the present stage, for their families to be allowed to join them here.