§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether the Government Departments concerned are causing inquiry to be made as to the reports of foreign espionage in various counties in England; and, if, in view of the fact that the Secretary of State for War has confessed his inability to deal with such a state of affairs, if proved to be true, by any existing law, he will consider the necessity of introducing the necessary legislation.
§ MR. ASQUITH
The Government Departments concerned keep themselves as fully informed in regard to this matter as the nature of the case will allow. I am not, as at present advised, of opinion that any fresh legislation is either necessary or practicable.