HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 cc1143-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether British officers imprisoned in Bulgaria receive any daily pay from the Government of that country; and, if not, what pressure he can bring to bear, by reciprocity of treatment to enemy prisoners or otherwise, to minimise the hardships endured by our officers?


According to our latest information, the Bulgarian Government have issued no pay to British officer prisoners. The United States Ambassador was requested on the 6th instant to ask the United States representative at Sofia to make further representations on the subject. I am glad to say that the last report from the United States representative at Sofia shows considerable improvement in the condition of the British prisoners of war at Philippopolis, and I hope that this improvement may continue.