HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 c1010

asked if any arrangements are made or are about to be made for the employment of German prisoners on British farms in the same manner as British prisoners are engaged on German farms?


This matter has, of course, been very carefully considered, but owing to the small number of men required in any particular place and to the short period during which, as a rule, such labour is wanted, it has not been found possible to make suitable arrangements for the employment of combatant prisoners of war in agriculture with due regard to necessary economy in troops for guards and escorts. It is understood, however, that the Home Office is prepared to consider applications for the employment of interned aliens of a suitable class on agricultural work.

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