HC Deb 26 June 1924 vol 175 cc559-60
5. Mr. ALDEN

asked the Minister of Pensions whether any compensation has been given to British ex-prisoners in Germany; if so, under what circumstances and to what extent?


Time spent as a prisoner of war by a member of the armed forces of the Crown is regarded as within the active service rendered by him for the purpose of Ministry Warrants, and any disability shown to be attributable to or aggravated by such imprisonment can be considered for the grant of compensation under the conditions laid down in the Warrants.


Had anything been granted to civilians?


That I cannot say, but if the hon. Member wants the information I shall try to get it.

Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

On what basis is the compensation awarded?


I cannot give that information off-hand, but I shall be pleased to get it if the hon. Gentleman puts a question down.