HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc211-2W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for War how many Jews have been made staff-sergeants in charge of German prisoner of war camps in this country; and whether he is satisfied that this policy is conducive to good order in the camp.

Mr, Lawson

As far as I can ascertain in the time available, apart from interpreters, who are not responsible for discipline, 13 other ranks of the Jewish faith of the rank of staff-sergeant or above are on the permanent staffs of German prisoner of war camps. None of them is in charge of a camp, since camps are commanded by officers, but some may be in charge of hostels which arc under camps for discipline and administration. These other ranks are carrying out their duties in a satisfactory manner, and I have had no reports of anything contrary to good order in camps arising from their employment.

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