HC Deb 21 December 1944 vol 406 c1996W
Major McCallum

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that since the beginning of September last prisoners of war in Germany have not been receiving the minimum vitamin requirements laid down by his nutrition experts, while they have had to live on the poor diet provided by the Germans supplemented by short Red Cross parcel rations; and, as the position is increasingly serious for men who have been prisoners of war for several years and the Red Cross Society have ample supplies available of special packets of vitamins to help make up the deficiency, if he will arrange for these to be despatched without further delay as special consignments.

Sir J. Grigg

I am advised that such special measures are not necessary. In this connection I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply I gave him on 28th November.