§ 29. Mr. BROOKES
asked the Under-Secretary for War whether the War Office has yet received the information in response to the inquiries which he has made concerning the obtaining of flash-lamps by a German prisoner of war interned at Wakefield; and whether he can now say for what purpose these flash-lamps have been used by a German prisoner interned in this country?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The prisoners who are interned at Wakefield were permitted to obtain a certain privacy by hanging curtains between their beds, and I understand that in order to obtain light in these extemporised cubicles some electrical apparatus, including a small number of pocket lamps of very small power, was obtained. These temporary installations were, however, considered dangerous on account of the possibility of fires, and they were removed some time ago.