HC Deb 17 September 1914 vol 66 cc996-7

Whereupon Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of 17th July, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."


I have to state to the House that the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has received from His Majesty's Minister at the Court of Belgium a despatch dated the 17th instant, stating that he has had the honour of being received in audience by His Majesty the King of the Belgians, and that, in obedience to the King's Command, he presented to His Majesty a copy of the Address adopted by the House of Commons on the 27th ultimo. He had received a reply thereto in these terms:—

"His Majesty, the King of the Belgians, desires His Majesty's Minister to convey his heartfelt thanks to the Prime Minister and the Marquis of Crewe, and, through them, to the Members of both Houses of Parliament. His Majesty deeply appreciates the language employed in the Address as a further and striking proof of the sympathy and support of the whole British nation, to which he attaches the utmost value."