HC Deb 27 November 1945 vol 416 c1270W
Mr, De la Bère

asked the Secretary of State for War whether in connection with the proposal to move the German prisoners of war from Epsom racecourse to Littleton, Evesham, and to utilise the recreation ground there for the purpose of housing them, he will consider utilising the alternative accommodation of a large camp which as adjacent and is being vacated by the U.S. troops, in view of the fact that this recreation ground is used as the village children's playground and social centre for the community who have no other amenities.

Mr. Lawson

The camp at Littleton, Evesham, is no longer held under requisition by my Department, having been transferred to the Ministry of Works on 5th April, 1945.

Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Secretary of State for War why barbed-wire fencing has been erected by German prisoners around Beaver camp at Hounslow where British ex-prisoners of war, repatriated from Germany, are stationed; and if he will at once give orders for its removal.

Mr. Lawson

The fence was erected to prevent the entry of unauthorised persons; It has been proved to be necessary for that purpose. German prisoners of war were employed as the most suitable labour for the work.