Oral Answers to Questions — Victoria Cross

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ivor Thomas Mr Ivor Thomas , Keighley

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in practice the War Office is more reluctant than the other services in awarding the Victoria Cross to prisoners of war? Should not the award be made to prisoners as well as to men who have not been taken prisoner, as an act of justice?