HC Deb 03 July 1916 vol 83 cc1217-8
90. Mr. R. McNEILL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what is the limit of quantity per man of light wines and beers allowed to prisoners of war at Donington Hall; and whether, in view of the starvation of British prisoners of war in Germany, he will give immediate orders that the luxury of alcoholic beverages shall no longer be allowed to German prisoners of war in England?


The commandant ensures that no officer spends more than 1s. per day in the purchase of light wines and beers. The average amount so spent is less than 5s. per man per week. In camps in Germany officers have facilities to purchase light alcoholic beverages, and there appears to be no reason to withdraw these privileges from German officer prisoners of war in this country.