HC Deb 19 December 1947 vol 445 c468W
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.