HC Deb 28 May 1919 vol 116 cc1223-4
76. Mr. HAYDAY

asked the number of prisoners of war at present employed on farms; whether he is aware that the presence of these prisoners is giving rise to friction with our own workmen; and whether steps will be taken to remove the prisoners without delay?

Captain GUEST

The number, according to the latest returns, is 27,535. The latter part of the question is a matter for the Board of Agriculture and the Ministry of Labour, and perhaps my hon. Friend will address his inquiry to those Departments.