HC Deb 04 February 1947 vol 432 cc327-8W
Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Secretary of State for War what are his regulations governing the participation of prisoners of war in football matches and other sporting events in this country.

Mr. Bellenger

Prisoners of war are allowed to arrange football matches among themselves and between teams from neighbouring camps. Matches between prisoners of war and British troops or local village teams are also permitted. If prisoners of war are invited to take part in other sporting events or wish to do, each case will be considered on its merits.