HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 cc1111-2

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a prisoner of war at Wakefield has ordered from time to time electrical accessories from a London firm, and that among them a number of pocket flash-lamps have been included; whether, in October, 1915, prisoner of war, R. Hitner, who is interned at Wakefield, wrote to a London firm asking them to for ward six to twelve samples of pocket-lamps, and in February this year two dozen pocket-lamps, and that these goods were duly delivered to the German prisoner; and, if so, will he explain why the authorities allow a prisoner of war to receive flash-lamps and for what purpose are they used?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

The War Office have no knowledge of these circumstances, but are obtaining information.