HC Deb 23 October 1945 vol 414 cc1977-8W
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.

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.