Oral Answers to Questions — Prisoners of War – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.
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asked the Secretary of State for War what is the exact number of German prisoners of war in Egypt at the moment.
At 3rst December, 50,158.
Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate any date when these prisoners will be repatriated?
We are hoping to complete the task some time at the back end of the year.
Will these prisoners be given the same opportunity voluntarily to remain in Allied hands as alien civilian workers, as are the prisoners in this country?
The point is interesting, but it was not contained in the Question.
Will the right hon. Gentleman state whether there is any scheme of repatriation, and is it being kept up to date?
What we are doing is based on a scheme.
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