HC Deb 22 July 1947 vol 440 c125W
Mr. Lipson

asked the Secretary of State for War if, in view of the anxiety felt by parents and other relatives of men serving in Germany, he will make a personal visit and discuss with the authorities on the spot ways and means by which the present high incidence of venereal disease may be reduced.

Mr. Bellenger

I propose to visit Rhine Army during the Recess and I shall

Country. Holding as at 30th June, 1947. Number Repatriated during period 1st July, 1946, to 30th June, 1947. Remarks.
Middle East 77,222 18,003
Malta 898 158
Gibraltar 1 447
Jamaica 9 (a) 523 (a) Held pending local release in Western Hemisphere.
East Africa 105
Australia 5 (b) 1,422 (6) 4 Escapers.
Canada 15 (c) — (d) (c) 13 Escapers.
(d) 8,627 transferred to U.K., some of whom subsequently included in repatriations from U.K., but numbers not separately recorded.
TOTAL 78,150 20,658

No special steps to improve the conditions in the camps have been necessary, but the staffs of all prisoner-of-war camps effect a steady improvement in the amenities of their camps as opportunity offers.