(2) whether, in all cases where medicines and vitamins are dispatched to the medical officers of prisoner of war camps, a note is enclosed showing the individual for whom these parcels are meant?
As has been explained to my hon. and gallant Friend in a previous answer, the examination by the German censor of medicines enclosed in individually addressed comforts parcels was causing serious delay in the delivery of these parcels. The reason for this delay was explained by the German Government to the International Red Cross Committee, who advised the British Red Cross Society as a provisional measure to arrange for all medicines and vitamins to be addressed to the camp medical officers. Meanwhile the matter has been taken up with the German Government through the Protecting Power.
A large number of these medicines are not intended for individuals, but those that are intended for individuals are supposed to be accompanied by a note stating who is the individual.