HC Deb 15 March 1915 vol 70 cc1760-1

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for War what is the latest information in the possession of the Government about the conditions and treatment of British prisoners of war (military and civilian) in Germany; are our imprisoned soldiers compelled to work there, and are food, clothing, bathing accommodation and ordinary living comforts provided on a scale corresponding with that we are providing for German prisoners of war in this country?


I have only this moment received notice of the hon. Member's question. I would ask whether upon questions of this importance he might not be able to give me a litle longer notice. Quite apart from that I doubt whether this is a matter which lends itself to treatment by means of question and answer across the floor of the House. I can assure the hon. Gentleman that the Foreign Office are collecting information on this subject and will lay Papers on it at the earliest possible moment.