HC Deb 28 November 1945 vol 416 cc1494-5W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps are being taken to aid and succour ex-Japanese prisoners of war in the distressing circumstances such as the case, particulars of which have been sent to him.

Mr. Bevin

British subjects released from internment in China are being repatriated to this country if they so wish. Both they and those who decide to remain in China are being advanced money in accordance with their needs by the Swiss authorities or by His Majesty's Consul-General at Shanghai, pending the establishment there of more normal conditions.