HC Deb 30 May 1945 vol 411 cc233-4W
Mr. Denville

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give instructions that enemy prisoners of the late war in Europe are not to be allowed rations that are in any way superior to those received by civilians in this country.

Mr. Salt

asked the Secretary of State for War how the rations of German prisoners working on the land and on bomb sites compare with those of our own people; whether the same rations are supplied to Italian prisoners; what is the relative position with ourselves of German and Italian prisoners who are not employed; and whether German and Italian officer prisoners receive better rations than other ranks.

Sir J. Grigg

I would refer the hon. Members to the reply I gave my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Isle of Wight (Captain Macdonald) yesterday. The new ration applies to Italians as well as Germans. Officers receive the same rations as other ranks.