HC Deb 05 June 1945 vol 411 c670
32. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for War whether members of the Army who have been in German prison camps or working on forced labour in Germany for long periods, and who had suffered physically and mentally, can claim their discharge on arrival in this country.

Sir J. Griģģ

I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies I gave the hon. Member for London University (Sir E. Graham-Little) on 3rd May and the hon. Member for Grantham (Mr. Kendall) on 8th May.

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the great suffering that some of these prisoners have gone through, in some cases to my own knowledge, will the right hon. Gentleman do his best to give them relief as soon as possible?

Sir J. Griģģ

I would be very grateful if my hon. Friend will read the answers to which I have referred. I dealt with the question at some length and as sym-pathetically as I possibly could, and I earnestly think that their requirements have been fulfilled.