Oral Answers to Questions — Prisoners of War (Credit Balances)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 May 1948.

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Photo of Colonel Ralph Glyn Colonel Ralph Glyn , Abingdon 12:00, 11 May 1948

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been drawn to the regulations relating to credit balances of prisoners of war released to civilian status for agricultural employment, and circulated to farmers who employ such Germans from Prince Maurice Barracks, Devizes, Wiltshire, under which these balances are not to be paid to these men, but deposited with the Director, Public Expenditure Branch, C.C.G., at the Reichsbank, Hamburg; and if he will state the reason for this, in view of the fact that these men are not returning to Germany.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Bedford (Mr. Skeffington-Lodge) on 16th December, and also to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Ipswich (Mr. Stokes) on 8th March, of which I am sending him copies.