HC Deb 29 May 1919 vol 116 cc1413-4
63. Mr. CLOUGH

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that some of the civilian British prisoners interned in enemy countries during the War lost every thing they possessed and, owing to the in evitable delay in securing compensation on their claims submitted to the Foreign Office, have now barely enough to exist on and no immediate hope of re-establishing either their health or their fortunes; and whether it is possible in obviously genuine cases to treat these men more generously and more promptly?


I am informed that the Repatriated British Civilian Prisoners' Help Committee, Surrey House, Marble Arch, which is a sub-committee of the Red Cross Society, deal with cases of the nature indicated in the question.

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