HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 cc611-2
19. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for War whether British soldiers qualified and employed as camp interpreters in German obtain the rank and pay of Staff Sergeant.

Sir J. Grigg

Yes, Sir. The establishments of prisoners of war camps provide for such posts.

Mr. Dugdale

If that is so, why do not Germans employed in the British Army as interpreters in English receive similar treatment?

Sir J. Grigg

The hon. Member is raising again a particular case which he has raised over and over again. The answer is that this particular man does not satisfy the conditions which qualify for the extra rank and pay.