Oral Answers to Questions — British Prisoners of War.

– in the House of Commons on 9th June 1942.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Secretary of State for War whether inquiries can be made through the Protecting Power or the International Red Cross regarding overcrowding and sanitary conditions in Oflag VI B?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

The Protecting Power has been informed that, in order to relieve overcrowding, 400 officers will be transferred to a new camp as soon as it is ready. The Protecting Power has made strong representations to the German authorities about the sanitary conditions at Oflag VI B, and I am hopeful that there may be an improvement.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Secretary of State for War whether there has been any information as to the employment of British prisoners of war in the manufacture of munitions in Germany?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I have as yet received no conclusive evidence of such employment. An alleged case of this nature is, however, being investigated at this moment by the Protecting Power.