HC Deb 08 July 1908 vol 191 c1681

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.


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.

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