HC Deb 25 February 1947 vol 433 cc1873-4
3. Mr. Symonds

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will extend beyond six months the period for which suitable German prisoners of war are allowed to volunteer to remain for work in this country after their normal repatriation dates.

Mr. J. Freeman

Prisoners of war who have deferred their repatriation for six months may in the fifth month defer for a further period, and so on each time.

Mr. Sidney Shephard

How many prisoners have taken advantage of this offer?

Mr. Freeman

I could not say without notice.