§ 29. Mr. GEORGE FABER
asked what is the present scale of allowance for bread, meat, and sugar per week for prisoners of war in this country, both officers and men, compared with the Food Controller's dietary list, in respect of those articles for the people of this country generally?
§ 30. Mr. PETO
asked whether the rations allowed to German prisoners of war have now been reduced to the level, in respect of meat, bread, and sugar, of the allowance per head Indicated in the recent communications from the Food Controller's Department as applicable to the civilian population in this country?
§ 91. Mr. FABER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present scale of allowance for bread, meat, and sugar per week for interned enemy civilians in this country compared with the Food Controller's dietary list, in respect of those articles for the people of this country generally?
The daily ration hitherto issued to prisoners of war in this country is: meat 8 ozs., bread 1½ lbs. or its equivalent in flour, and sugar 2 ozs. No rations are issued to officers, who pay for their own food. The question of the scale to which these rations should be reduced is, as I have already said, the subject of enquiry by a Committee representing the Departments concerned, and their Report may be expected immediately.
I am afraid I do not know, because the officers at Donington Hall have, I understand, to order their own rations.
Hitherto the scale for prisoners has been the same as for the combatant rank and file, but that does not apply to Donington Hall. The whole of 609 this matter is to be revised by a Committee representing all parties, the War Office and the Home Office, who are hard at work revising it.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
Will this Committee be asked to consult with the Food Controller as to what is a reasonable allowance for these men?
I am not a member of this Committee, but I understand a representative of the Food Controller is one of the members of the Committee.