HC Deb 13 March 1918 vol 104 c297

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether horseflesh is under authorisation on sale for British subjects and is supplied to Belgian refugee associations; whether proposals have been advanced to furnish similar supplies to German prisoners of war; whether the War Office offered no objection to the proposals; whether these proposals have been definitely rejected by General Dekfield, Director of Supplies, Prisoners of War; and whether he will take steps to see that German prisoners of war receive neither in quantity nor quality preferential treatment over our native population?


This question, which is not without difficulty, is being considered.

General CROFT

Has not the Prime Minister said that horseflesh was the normal consumption of the German people, and does not the hon. Gentleman think that, perhaps, the German prisoners would be glad to have it?

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