HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2061

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has now any official information to the effect that hundreds of British and French officer prisoners of war have been sent to Stuttgart and other places in order to be subject to the risks of air raids; and whether he will take steps to inform the German Government that, if and so long as they indulge in such practices, German prisoners of war will be brought from Donington Hall and elsewhere to London and other places where they will share with women and children and other noncombatants the dangers of attacks from the air by Germans?


Information has been received which leaves no doubt that the German authorities have placed officer prisoners of war in localities which are specially subject to air raids.

Similar action is contemplated in this country.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether there are any and, if so, how many hospitals in the London district where patients suffering from shell shock are treated; if so, whether steps will be taken to remove all such patients to the West country or some other area in which they will be free from air raids?


As many cases as possible are being moved out of the London district, and 450 have just left. My hon. and gallant Friend will realise that the difficulty of finding other suitable accommodation is considerable.