HC Deb 14 December 1943 vol 395 c1376
22. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that personal baggage belonging to badly-wounded repatriated prisoners and carried on the "Empress of Russia" to Leith in October, has not yet been delivered; and whether he will take action in the matter?

Sir J. Grigg

A number of those repatriated from Germany had to be transferred in Gothenburg from one ship to another, and some then became separated from their baggage. Many of these articles were not labelled, and it has taken some time to find their owners. I am glad to say that the owners of all but 16 of over 300 originally unidentified packages have now been traced.