HC Deb 22 December 1915 vol 77 c451
13. Commander BELLAIRS

asked whether the Government have modified, or contemplate modifying, the Orders in Council so as to allow the United States of America to get a supply of dye-stuffs from Germany; and, if so, on what grounds is this being done?


In April last His Majesty's Government expressed their willingness, on the urgent representations of the United States Government, not to interfere with the shipment to the United States of America, on certain conditions, of two cargoes of German dye-stuffs already paid for by the American importers. This decision was published at the time in the United States of America. The German Government have, however, apparently been unwilling so far to allow the export of these cargoes, and, so far as I am aware, they have not yet been shipped. The arrangement involved no modification of the policy announced by the Order in Council, and no such modification is contemplated.