HC Deb 08 April 1941 vol 370 cc1405-6
41. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for War how many times Dover has been shelled by the German long-range artillery mounted on the French coast; and how many people have been killed and injured?

Mr. Law

I am afraid that it would not be in the national interest to disclose this information, which might be of value to the enemy.

Mr. Thorne

Have any efforts been made to silence that big gun at Calais?

Mr. Law

That is another question, but I should have thought from reading

Article. Scale of issue to German prisoners of war. Scale of issue to British prisoners of war.
Non-workers. Workers.
Boots 1 pair 2 pairs 1 pair
Slippers 1 pair
Cap 1 1 1
Greatcoat 1 1 1 (for winter only)
Jacket 1 2 1
Trousers 1 pair 2 pairs 1 pair
Shirts 2 3 2
Drawers 2 pair 2 pairs 2 pairs
Socks 2 pairs 3 pairs 2 pairs
Gloves 1 pair (for winter only)
Neckties 2
Braces 1 pair 1 pair
Overalls 1 suit (where necessary). 1 suit (where necessary)

the newspapers that fairly continuous efforts have been made.

Mr. Wedgwood

Is it not an awful waste of money and time to try to do it?