Oral Answers to Questions — Chained German Prisoners of War

– in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Prime Minister whether the decision to enchain German military prisoners of war was taken after consultation with his military advisers?

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Does my right hon. Friend recollect what happened in the last war with regard to reprisals on prisoners, and, if not, will he study what happened when it was suggested that prisoners should be put on hospital ships?

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

An answer has been given on this point.

Photo of Mr James Maxton Mr James Maxton , Glasgow Bridgeton

I cannot remember that we got any answer; it only put the matter off.

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

That shows that there was a definite answer.