HC Deb 01 May 1918 vol 105 c1530
18. Major HUNT

asked the Undersecretary of State for War what are the disciplinary measures which officers in charge of German prisoners of war are allowed to take if the prisoners refuse to do a fair amount of work?


Combatant prisoners of war can be dealt with:

  1. (1) By being placed on a lower scale of pay;
  2. (2) By stoppage of privileges;
  3. (3) By punishment awarded by the Commandant or by a Military Court in accordance with the Royal Warrant for maintenance of discipline among prisoners of war.
Civilian prisoners of war can be taken off the work they are engaged upon and returned to a parent camp at their own expense. Both combatant and civilian prisoners of war, if not at work, are immediately placed on the non-workers' scale of rations.

Major HUNT

Could the right hon. Gentleman say what these punishments are?


I have just told my hon. and gallant Friend.