§ 40. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the event of no earlier relaxation of the non-fraternisation regulations, he will consider making such special arrangements as would allow German prisoners of war to spend Christmas day in British homes, where invited to do so.
§ Mr. Stokes
May I ask my right hon. Friend whether he does not think that this would be a golden opportunity to instil a little bit of British home life into these people? Surely this opportunity ought not to be wasted?
§ Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that it is important to return our prisoners of war to Germany as an example of our British way and purpose, and that the suggestion in my Question will do very much to achieve that end?
§ Mr. Bellenger
I agree with my hon. Friend in the first part of his question and we are certainly doing a lot towards that end, but I am afraid that I cannot add anything to the answer I have given.