HC Deb 11 November 1943 vol 393 cc1263-4
9. Mr. Neil Maclean

asked the Minister of Labour how many rehabilitation centres have been opened, or are to be opened, in Scotland for the training of repatriated Scottish prisoners of war; and where they are, or are to be, situated?

Mr. Bevin

There are no special centres for repatriated prisoners of war, but facilities for the training of those who are disabled and discharged from the Forces are available in Scotland at one Government training centre and nine technical colleges.

Mr. Buchanan

Would the right hon. Gentleman really direct his officers' attention to the fact that returned prisoners of war should be better treated than other people who go to the exchange?

Mr. Bevin

They have instructions that the men who have returned from the Forces either as prisoners of war or wounded men shall be specially treated, and I should like any evidence that they are not being so treated.