HC Deb 27 May 1941 vol 371 cc1713-4
58. Sir A. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any satisfactory arrangement has yet been come to for the exchange with Germany of prisoners of war unfit for further military service?

Mr. Butler

No reply on this subject has yet been received from the German Government to the last proposal made by His Majesty's Government. In the meanwhile, the question of making separate arrangements for the transfer to more suitable places of prisoners of war who are suffering from tuberculosis is being examined, in consultation with other Governments. I am not, however, yet in a position to make a further statement, either in regard to this matter or in regard to the general question of exchange.

Sir A. Knox

Is it possible to press the German Government through the Protecting Power?

Captain McEwen

Does my right hon. Friend mean suitable places inside Germany?

Mr. Butler

This matter is under consideration.