HC Deb 18 February 1941 vol 369 cc13-4
12. Sir Henry Morris-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the British Red Cross Society is discriminating against prisoners of war in Oflag VII on the ground that some of them have been able to get occasional supplies from other sources; and whether recent reports from the camp show that the present condition of the prisoners shows signs of malnutrition?

Captain Margesson

The answer to both parts of the Question is "No, Sir." In the last fortnight of December, Oflag VII, which is an officers' camp with a population of 1,320, had more than 5,500 parcels. The allotment of parcels to camps is made by the International Red Cross at Geneva. A letter recently received from the camp says that parcels are now getting through much better.

Sir H. Morris-Jones

I have since received a communication stating that the parcels are now arriving satisfactorily.

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