HC Deb 14 February 1917 vol 90 c601
14. Mr. BLISS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what recent information he has regarding the condition and treatment of British prisoners of war in the hands of the Turks?

Mr. JAMES HOPE (Lord of the Treasury)

The efforts of His Majesty's Government to obtain permission for the inspection by the American Embassy of the camps of internment in Turkey have so far been unsuccessful. Certain camps have, however, been inspected recently by delegates of the International Red Cross Committee, whose report His Majesty's Government hope to receive shortly. The information which reaches His Majesty's Government from various sources is to the general effect that, while the conditions under which officers are interned are tolerable, the situation of the prisoners of other ranks is most unsatisfactory.