§ Mr. Hale
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a number of people in Oldham are anxious to entertain during the Christmas period prisoners of war, formerly stationed in Oldham and now stationed in Ashton, in Makerfield; and whether he will give the necessary authority for this to be done.
§ Mr. Shinwell
In accordance with the concessions which I announced in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for South-East Essex (Mr. Gunter) on 25th November, commandants have authority to approve applications from within a radius of 100 miles, which in this case includes Oldham.