HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1237W
Miss Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the cost per head, including establishment charges, of maintaining officers and men, respectively, captured from German submarines?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

As regard officers, I would refer the hon. Lady to the answer I gave yesterday to the right hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Colonel Wedgwood). As regards men, the rent of the camp is not settled, but, apart from this, the cost is about £75 a day, of which £65 is for staff. There are 94 prisoners at present, but the camp would accommodate 750. The figures cover Air Force as well as naval prisoners.

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