HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c334W
103. Mr. W. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for War why the protected personnel under Article 9 of the Geneva Convention are being retained in this country as prisoners of war.

Mr. Bellenger

These protected personnel are being retained in continuance of agreements reached during the war between the belligerents which provided for the retention of such personnel for the care of their sick and wounded. Arrangements are being made to repatriate any who are surplus to present needs, but all the medical officers are still required for these duties at present.