HC Deb 05 May 1913 vol 52 cc1641-2

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that, under the provisions of the Geneva Convention, the Red Cross affords no protection to those who would visit the battlefields in time of war to relieve or put an end to the sufferings of wounded horses and other animals employed in warfare, he will, on behalf of the Government, invite the other Powers so to widen the terms of the Convention as to protect veterinary surgeons, horse ambulances, and such voluntary aid societies as may be duly recognised and authorised by the Governments in accordance with the resolution passed at the British National Peace Congress on 16th May, 1912?


Yes, Sir, the resolution will be borne in mind when the time comes for preparing instructions to the British delegates at the next Peace Conference.