HC Deb 10 February 1915 vol 69 c562
47. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Prime Minister whether he will lay the Parker messages to the Press dealing with the special envoy to the Vatican as a Parliamentary Paper or, alternatively, whether he will communicate to the House the messages in the Parker service referring to the Vatican?

The SOLICITOR - GENERAL (Sir Stanley Buckmaster)

The Prime Minister has asked me to reply to this question. The messages referred to are private and confidential communications made to the Press. It is not in the public interest that they should be disclosed at the present time.


Will the hon. Gentleman say, in view of that answer, why the Prime Minister should deny that certain statements are contained in them when he himself knows they are private?