HC Deb 14 September 1914 vol 66 cc762-3
26. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)

asked the Prime Minister if any official information has been received of acts committed by the German soldiery, such as firing under cover of or upon the Red Cross flag, the killing and maiming of wounded, which are a violation of the ordinary rules of war and in conflict with the provisions of The Hague Convention, to which Germany was a party; and if he will consider as to the issue of an authoritative statement on the subject and of taking any necessary steps to secure a complete record of all such acts, alike for the guidance of the Army in the field and also to enable the full facts to be placed at the proper time before the Governments of neutral nations?

29. Mr. HUNT

asked the Prime Minister whether he has received any official information as to the killing of women and children, of inoffensive persons and non-combatants, and of the killing and maiming of our wounded soldiers; and, if so, whether he will have the evidence of such cruelties carefully taken and sifted and have all the evidence which confirms such outrages published to the world?


In reply to these questions, I understand that no official information has reached my Noble Friend the Secretary of State for War. The subject is, however, under consideration and inquiries are being made.


In view of the possibility of reports emanating from this country not receiving on the Continent that credence to which they are entitled, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of communicating with the official members of the American Embassy or the Consulate in London, and getting them to publish the facts of the case?

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