Civilian Workers

Oral Answers to Questions — Prisoners of War – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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Photo of Mr Cyril Dumpleton Mr Cyril Dumpleton , St Albans 12:00 am, 20th January 1948

asked the Secretary of State for War why no issue of civilian clothing, or clothing coupons, is made to prisoners of war released in this country for work as civilians in agriculture.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Prisoners released for work as civilians keep the clothing they had as prisoners. Under recent arrangements they also are given 21 clothing coupons when the contract to work is signed and thereafter an issue on the scale allowed for non-resident civilians. An additional issue of 10 coupons annually allowed to industrial workers may be made through the Ministry of Labour.

Photo of Mr Cyril Dumpleton Mr Cyril Dumpleton , St Albans

asked the Secretary of State for War why prisoners of war released in this country as civilians for work in agriculture are not allowed to change their savings of camp money into sterling.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Bedford (Mr. Skeffington-Lodge) on 16th December, of which I am sending him a copy.