HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c52W

asked the Secretary of State for War if there is any Regulation by which men who have been for many months prisoners of war in Germany working in the mines under appalling conditions, and who under a recent Army Order are liable to service in the Army of Occupation, can be released?


I would refer to the answer given to my hon. Friends the Members for Kettering and Bishop Auckland on the 25th of February, in which I stated that if men are fit in bodily health they must be treated alike, according to the age and categories prescribed, irrespectively of whether they are repatriated prisoners of war or not. The physical fitness of the men referred to by my hon. Friend would be taken into account.