§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if the attention of the War Office was called, in connection with the arrangements made with the Red Cross Society in 1898, which appear to have been continued in the present war, to the organisation of the Prussian Knights of St. John, and the nature of the co-operation and division of duties between thorn and the Prussian Military authorities in time of war; and whether the Secretary of State for War will move the Foreign Office to call upon Her Majesty's Ambassador at Berlin for a Report upon the subject.
§ *MR. WYNDHAM
Yes, Sir, the attention of the War Office was called to this subject by the report of the British delegate to an International Conference of Red Cross Societies held at Vienna in 1897, and the present organisation is based on that report. The Secretary of State will act upon the suggestion made in the second paragraph of the question.