HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 cc204-5
70. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the billeting of German prisoners of war has now passed the experimental stage; and what is the number of German and Italian prisoners of war, respectively, at present billeted on farms.

Mr. Lawson

The billeting of Germans On a limited scale was authorised in November, 1945. The experiment has proved a success. Five thousand, four hundred and sixty - three Germans and 9,155 Italians are at present billeted on farms. The application of the scheme on a wider scale is being considered.

Mr. Turton

Will the Minister grant all the applications made for billeting, provided the conditions are reasonable?

Mr. Lawson

I will make a note of that.

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