HC Deb 27 January 1969 vol 776 c208W
55. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in view of the Norwegian study under Professor Strom, details of which are in his possession, he will take steps to examine British subjects, both military and civil, who were held prisoners in concentration and prisoners of war camps with a view to ascertaining to what extent after the passage of time their health has been affected; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Swingler

A study such as that undertaken by Professor Strom would not materially add to the knowledge we get from examinations of ex-prisoners in connection with war pension claims but I would stress that anyone who feels his health is now impaired as the result of privations or ill-treatment suffered in a prisoner of war or concentration camp can still claim a war pension.