HC Deb 21 July 1915 vol 73 c1501W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will give the cost, average cost per head per diem, of housing and feeding the prisoners of war now in Great Britain, distinguishng separately the cost in the case of officers and men?


I will reply at the same time to Question No. 1 on behalf of my right hon. Friend. The cost to the public of food, water, fuel and light, furniture and sanitary services is about 1s. a day for men and about 3d. a day for officers, who pay for their food. The cost of buildings cannot be stated as a rate per day, as the period of occupation cannot be foreseen.