§ 6. Captain Gammans
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if any approach has been made to the Japanese Government to allow shipments of supplies and mail to be sent via Vladivostok to British prisoners of war in Japanese hands on the same lines as those allowed for U.S.A. war prisoners.
§ Mr. Eden
By agreement with the United States Government, arrangements for despatching supplies via Vladivostok will apply equally to British and American prisoners of war and internees in Japanese hands. As regards mail, if the route via Vladivostok should be opened for correspondence for American prisoners of war and internees, it will be used also for correspondence for British prisoners of war and internees should it prove quicker than the existing route.
§ Captain Gammans
Does the Foreign Secretary's answer mean that arrangements have actually been made to send supplies?
§ Mr. Godfrey Nicholson
Will the right hon. Gentleman state categorically that the Americans have not succeeded in 159 doing any better for their prisoners or interned civilians, than we have?