HC Deb 22 October 1942 vol 383 cc2093-4
46. Mr. Stokes

asked the Prime Minister whether the decision to enchain German military prisoners of war was taken after consultation with his military advisers?

Mr. Attlee

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Stokes

Does my right hon. Friend recollect what happened in the last war with regard to reprisals on prisoners, and, if not, will he study what happened when it was suggested that prisoners should be put on hospital ships?

Mr. Maxton

Will the Minister say——

Mr. Speaker

An answer has been given on this point.

Mr. Maxton

I cannot remember that we got any answer; it only put the matter off.

Mr. Speaker

That shows that there was a definite answer.