§ 45. Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that a force of Turks (Persian irregulars), commanded by German officers, have blown up the pipe line conveying Persian oil for the use of His Majesty's Government; and will he explain why the British public should not be informed of this fact, as the circumstance is well known both by Germany and Turkey?
§ Mr. C. ROBERTS
I have nothing to add to the answer given by me yesterday to the hon. Member for East Nottingham, of which I will send the Noble Lord a copy.
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
Did the hon. Gentleman give any reason yesterday why the information was concealed?