HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc919-20
11. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the increasing number of German prisoners of war now in Great Britain, he will consider the advisability of their immediate em- ployment upon canal construction, land reclamation, and other work of national importance and urgency?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Lloyd George)

A Committee is now sitting to inquire into the question of utilising prisoners of war labour on works of national importance and other works of urgency.