HC Deb 28 February 1918 vol 103 c1577W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the condition of officers taken prisoners at Kut; whether, having regard to the high prices charged to them for provisions and great loss on remitting English money to them owing to the rate of exchange, he will cease to make the deduction of about 4s. 6d. a day now made from their pay during their internment; and whether he or the proper authority will take steps to ensure the more frequent and more regular delivery of parcels to such prisoners?


The circumstances of these unfortunate officers have recently come to the knowledge of the knowledge of the Secretary of State for India, and he is in communication with the Secretary of State for War, with a view to His Majesty's Government taking all possible steps at the earliest possible moment to ameliorate their position.