HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c54W
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.

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