HC Deb 05 November 1945 vol 415 c902
74. Captain Bullock

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any steps are being taken to ensure the survival and feeding during the coming winter of those people who gave assistance, at great risk to themselves, to allied armed forces and to escaped allied prisoners of war during the German occupation of Europe..

Mr. McNeil

Food distribution in the liberated European countries is under the control of the National Governments concerned. Arrangements have, however, been made by which His Majesty's Government are able to compensate in other ways those people who, during the German occupation of Europe, served the Allied cause so well.

Captain Bullock

May I ask the hon. Gentleman if a reliable list of these people has been compiled?

Mr. McNeil

I should like to have notice of that Question.

Miss Rathbone

Is the Minister aware that very many of the people referred to are Jewish and other people, who are now living under miserable conditions, in camps which are not very much better than the German internment camps?