§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will remedy conditions in agricultural camps for our ex-prisoners of war and, in particular, those at South Cave Farm, near Hull, which compare unfavourably with those of the German camps from which they have been liberated.1978W
§ Mr. Lawson
Ex-prisoners of war are not employed en bloc on agricultural work. Sometimes, when they have had their leave and have been re-posted, they are employed temporarily on such work. South Cave Camp is a normal Nissen hutted camp, with the scale of amenities appropriate to a camp of its size. Although built for 250 men, it now holds some 200. I am given to understand that the conditions are generally satisfactory.