HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 c867
62. Mr. Manningham-Buller

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is satisfied that in South Northamptonshire there is an adequate amount of prisoner of war labour to meet the requirements of farmers at the present time; and that there will be sufficient for the getting in of the harvest.

Mr. T. Williams

Steps to augment the supply of German prisoners in Northamptonshire are in hand, and everything possible will be done to ensure that sufficient labour is available in the county for the harvest period.

Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the desirability of maintaining close collaboration with the War Office with a view to enabling these prisoners of war to return to their homes in Germany at the earliest possible moment, or, at least, giving them some idea of when they may go home?

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