§ 40. Mr. GEORGE FABER
asked the hon. Member for Sheffield (Central Division), why officer prisoners of war at 1147 Donington Hall and elsewhere in this country are allowed to purchase unlimited rations of bread, meat, and sugar provided they pay for them, while the people of this country are put upon their honour not to exceed the weekly rations of those articles prescribed by the Food Controller; and whether this arrangement will at once be terminated and officer prisoners of war be put upon rations suited to the present food emergency?
When the dietary list for voluntary adoption was published by the Food Controller, steps were at once taken to limit the purchases by officer prisoners of war at Donington Hall, and elsewhere, of articles of food of which there was then a shortage. The purchases by officer prisoners of war of articles included in such dietary are now limited to the amounts advocated by the Food Controller.
I can only answer the question by repeating what I have said. The purchases by officer prisoners of war of articles in the dietary such as bread, meat, and sugar are now limited to the amounts advocated by the Food Controller.
§ Colonel BURN
Does the hon. Gentleman know that no such facilities are given to the British prisoners who are interned in Germany, and who are simply kept alive by the food sent to them from this country?