Oral Answers to Questions — Channel Islanders (Deportations)

– in the House of Commons on 19th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Charles Ammon Mr Charles Ammon , Camberwell North

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information concerning the number of people deported from the Channel Islands under the German deportation orders of 15th and 26th September last; and will he invoke the offices of the Red Cross to obtain information and lists?

Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

asked the Home Secretary what information the Government have with regard to the people of the Channel Islands who have been deported by the Germans, in particular, as to the conditions of their confinement; and whether the International Red Cross have been able to make any arrangements for sending them parcels of food and clothing?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Lists have so far been received from the German Government of some 800 persons, including women and children, interned in an officers' camp in Germany. The International Red Cross Committee immediately extended the British Red Cross weekly food parcel service to these people and the Home Office have informed the next of kin in this country. It is expected that the persons interned in Germany will be allowed the privileges to which prisoners of war are entitled as regards correspondence and food parcels. Friends in this country have already received postcards from some of them.