§ Mr. W. R. SMITH
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if he will state the number of German prisoners at present engaged in agriculture?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
The total number of German prisoners engaged in agriculture on 29th October was, as nearly as can be ascertained, 9,325, and is being reduced as rapidly as circumstances permit. The withdrawal of these men and their repatriation was seriously delayed by the railway strike.