HC Deb 13 November 1945 vol 415 c2059W
Major Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for War whether cablegrams sent to next-of-kin purporting to be from ex-prisoners of war in Japanese hands are dispatched by the individuals themselves; or whether they are sent to addresses taken from a list of names supplied to the authorities.

Mr. Lawson

Normally the cables are prepared by the men themselves and are collected by the authorities for despatch at the nearest convenient telegraph office. It is believed that lists were prepared in certain cases, where forms were not immediately available, but the necessary information was furnished by the recovered prisoners of war themselves.