§ Mr. LOUGH
asked the Treasurer of the Household whether the notices which appeared in the Press with regard to the new arrangements for providing for the prisoners of war were issued by the Gov- 822W ernment; if so, will he say why they were furnished to the Press before being laid before this House; whether these notices have since been amended in any important particulars; and whether he can now undertake to lay a Paper before the House explaining the new Government proposals and arrange for an opportunity when they may be considered?
§ Mr. FORSTER
A communiqué of some length explaining the changes proposed was issued to the Press on 21st October. What was there stated still holds good in all important particulars. An appeal was also issued to the Press by the new Committee on the same day. The matter was treated in the same way as other similar announcements which have previously been made on the same subject during the War. I do not think there is any necessity to lay Papers, but I will send my right hon. Friend a copy of the communiqué.