HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 c1870
42. Mr. Skeffinģton-Lodge

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a universal raising of the travel limit without individual application and the general granting of late passes can be made available to all prisoners of war still remaining in this country both at Easter and Whitsuntide; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Shinwell

I have had instructions issued that at Easter and Whitsuntide prisoners of war of good character should, local conditions permitting, be allowed to visit friends up to a distance of about 20 miles once, and should be allowed one pass up to midnight.

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