HC Deb 21 May 1946 vol 423 c169
15. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for War what rents are paid for the assembly camps in Belgium to which men in B.A.O.R. are sent prior to demobilisation; and why camps are not established in Germany.

Mr. Lawson

The total rental of the properties comprising the Release Embarkation Centre at Tournai to which I assume my hon. Friend refers is estimated at approximately £1,000 per month. It is planned to move the Centre to Germany as soon as suitable deep sea shipping becomes available for the Cuxhaven route. The smaller type shipping at present available cannot be used economically from ports in Germany.