HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c211W
135. Mr. Gerald Williams

asked the Secretary of State for War why the bread provided for German prisoners of war is much whiter than that supplied to the public.

Mr. Bellenger

As explained recently in replies to Questions by the hon. Members for Winchester (Mr. Jeger) and West Edinburgh (Lieut.-Commander Hutchison), a few isolated instances have occurred of prisoners of war receiving bread made from flour in hand which was whiter than that in general use. Instructions have since been issued to ensure that prisoners of war are always given the same 90 per cent. extraction bread now used by civilians.