HC Deb 22 March 1945 vol 409 cc1016-7W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider amending the oppropriate regulations so as to preclude the sex inequality which has arisen whereby a British prisoner of war may marry a German woman abroad and bring her to this country, while British female nurses were recently prosecuted for being too friendly with, and suggesting marriage to, male German wounded prisoners of war in this country.

Mr. A. Henderson

My hon. Friend has, I think, misunderstood the position. There are no Army regulations which authorise a British prisoner of war to marry a German abroad. The British nurses to whom he refers were, on the ORDERS OF THE DAY other hand, prosecuted for contravening regulations prohibiting fraternisation with German prisoners of war.