HC Deb 16 July 1946 vol 425 c185W
104. Mr. Medland

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of German prisoners of war in British hands, in this country and in Canada, or other parts of the Commonwealth, respectively.

Mr. Lawson

The total held in the British Commonwealth is 399,161, made up as follows:

(At 30th June)
United Kingdom 385,438
Canada 8,633
(At 31st May)
Australia 1,566
East Africa 130
Malta 2,463
Gibraltar 399
Jamaica 532

About 118,000 are also held by the Army in B.A.O.R., Italy and Middle East.