Oral Answers to Questions — British Prisoners of War.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 4th August 1942.

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Photo of Sir James Henderson-Stewart Sir James Henderson-Stewart , Fife Eastern

asked the Secretary of State for War when he last called for, and received, a comprehensive report on the despatch of parcels to British prisoners of war in Italy; whether he is aware that in certain cases only one Red Cross parcel out of every three despatched reaches the prisoners and that there is a large loss of private parcels sent from this country, so causing much distress among prisoners' relatives; what is the reason for these losses; and what steps are being taken to prevent them?