§ Sir JAMES REMNANT
asked the Secretary of State for War how many German prisoners of war are at present being maintained in this country; and if there is any reason why they should not all be immediately repatriated and the cost of guarding them saved?
§ Mr. FORSTER
There are at present 46,403 German combatant prisoners of war in this country. They are being repatriated as fast as transport facilities will permit.
§ Mr. A. SHORT
asked the Minister of Labour whether German prisoners of war are still employed in this country; and, if so, how many?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
There are at present 3,212 German combatant prisoners of war employed in this country. They are engaged chiefly on agriculture, dismantling camps, filling-in trenches, and as military working parties. They will be withdrawn during the course of the next few days, as they will be repatriated.