Oral Answers to Questions — British Red Cross Society (Financial Assistance).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 28th July 1942.

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Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

A contribution at the rate of £40,000 a year is at present made to the British Red Cross Society towards the administrative costs of their pacel-packing centres for prisoners of war. Approximately the whole of the re-packing of parcels from next-of-kin is also contributed from Army funds. No other direct financial assistance has been given from public funds for the work of the Prisoner of War Department, though certain additional financial obligations have been undertaken should circumstances arise which necessitate such help, and issues of articles of clothing are made in kind, when necessary, to supplement the Red Cross resources.