HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 c1619W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that on a crowded train which left Westbury, Wiltshire, for Portsmouth, at about 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 26th July, a third-class compartment was reserved for two persons, one a prisoner of war and the other his guard; and will he avoid this procedure in future.

Mr. A. Henderson

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir." An Italian prisoner of war who had been discharged from hospital was being taken back to his camp. Under existing regulations all prisoners of war are segregated when they are in transit, but as far as Italians are concerned the regulations are now being re-considered and a case such as this should not then arise.