HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 c459
20. Captain COOTE

asked the Secretary of State for War how many German prisoners of war have been repatriated to date; and when the country may expect to see the last of all these unwelcome guests?


Since the 1st September, 1919, when the general repatriation of German Combatant Prisoners of War commenced, 218,380 have been repatriated according to the latest returns, including 32,530 from this country. It is impossible to say at present when they will all have been repatriated, as this depends mainly upon transport facilities.

Captain COOTE

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the justifiable and increasing irritation amongst British Labour at the continued employment of these German prisoners of war?


I suppose we are all anxious to get rid of them.