HC Deb 13 March 1918 vol 104 cc313-4

asked the hon. Member for Sheffield (Central Division) whether he can state the exact number of British prisoners of war that are now interned in Holland under the recent exchange scheme; and how many have also been returned to this country up till now under the same scheme?

Mr. JAMES HOPE(Lord of the Treasury)

Three hundred and thirty-three officer prisoners, 1,466 non-commissioned officers, and 107 naval ratings have been transferred to Holland, and 733 combatant prisoners of various ranks, and 64 medical personnel have been repatriated. Eighty-two civilian prisoners of war have been transferred to Holland up to the present time, and 378 have been repatriated. In addition to these figures, 119 civilians are expected to be repatriated in the course of a day or two