HC Deb 04 April 1950 vol 473 cc133-4W
110. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Minister of Defence if he will consider an arrangement whereby British ex-prisoners of war in Japanese hands may receive compensation at a daily rate for the period of their imprisonment and to the extent to which they failed to receive the amount and quality of food to which they were entitled under the Geneva Prisoners-of-War Convention.

Mr. Shinwell

His Majesty's Government has done everything in its power towards the restoration of health and the resettlement of members of the Forces who were made prisoners of war by the Japanese. It is not, however, its policy to give financial benefits to such members other than those given to other ex-Service personnel.