HC Deb 31 May 1916 vol 82 cc2695-6
29. Mr. M. BARLOW

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has yet been able to make arrangements for German prisoners of war in this country being set to do agricultural and other work of the same character as English prisoners of war are set to in Germany; if so, how many German prisoners are now so employed; and what is the nature of their work?


Steps are in hand for the preparation of nine camps in various parts of the country where combatant prisoners of war, in numbers varying between 100 and 200, will be employed in timber cutting, mining and quarrying. None of these camps are yet open for the reception of prisoners.