49. Mr. E. HARVEY
asked whether the Government have approved the principle of charging British civilian prisoners who are sent home from internment in Germany the cost of their voyage from Holland to England; what is the amount of this charge to the individual and the basis upon which it is made; and whether, in view of the fact that the Rotterdam Steamship Company make no charge for the hire of their vessels beyond actual running expenses and having consideration to the long-continued hardships already undergone by the returning prisoners, the Government will remit the charge now made, which is one which many released prisoners can ill afford?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I would refer the hon. Member to the replies I have given on this subject on the 16th and 22nd July.