§ 114. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for War what led up to three German prisoners of war falling into a police trap and being arrested at New Yatt, in Oxfordshire, for providing motorcar tyres of a great variety of sizes; how many instances of German prisoners of war selling Government equipment have occurred; from what prisoner-of-war camp they came; from what source the goods concerned were obtained; and what action he is taking to ensure that similar activities do not occur again.
§ Mr. Bellenger
Four German prisoners of war working at Bicester were arrested on 25th November at Witney attempting to sell four motor tyres to a civilian. I know of no similar occurrence. Inquiries are being made about the source of the tyres and the circumstances of the theft.