HC Deb 18 February 1947 vol 433 c952
15. Mr. Symonds

asked the Secretary of State for War, what further relexations he is contemplating of the regulations regarding German prisoners of war in this country.

Mr. J. Freeman

As my right hon. Friend explained to hon. Members last week, he is considering the possibility of further relaxation of restrictions, but details cannot be given at present.

Mr. Symonds

Will my hon. Friend continue to bear in mind the use of public transport, as these men have difficulty in getting back to their camp by dusk, when they have been invited out for a cup of tea?

Mr. Freeman

We will certainly consider that.

Mr. H. D. Hughes

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that the five mile limit operates most inequitably between those stationed near a town and those who are stationed further in the country, and will he see if anything can be done to overcome this handicap for those who are stationed in the country?

Mr. Freeman

That is precisely what we are considering.