HC Deb 22 March 1944 vol 398 c864W
Mr. Hammersley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the agreement in principle which has been reached for the distribution through the Vatican for relief to British civilian internees in the Far East includes civilian internees in Hong Kong.

Mr. Eden

I presume that my hon. Friend is referring to the arrangement mentioned in my right hon. Friend the Minister of State's reply to the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 14th March. That arrangement does not apply to Hong Kong, where, however, £15,000 per month is being provided from British funds through the International Red Cross Committee for the relief of prisoners of war and civilian internees.