§ 24. Mr. Stokes
asked the Secretary of State for War how many prisoners of war were repatriated from Great Britain and Middle East, respectively, during January 1948.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Approximately 19,200 prisoners of war were repatriated from Great Britain during January. The bulk of those due to be repatriated from the Middle East did not leave, owing to a shipping delay, until 1st February; including those who left on that date, the total was approximately 2,500.