§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former Far East prisoners of war in Pendle received an ex gratia award of £10,000. 
§ Mr. Caplin
The information requested could only be found by manually checking the individual claims of all successful applicants under the Ex Gratia Payment Scheme for Far East Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees, a number now approaching 24,000. This work could be carried out only at disproportionate cost.