§ 7. Mr. BUTCHER
asked the number of British subjects of military age now interned in Germany, and the number of such subjects now in Germany not so interned?
§ Sir E. GREY
It is understood that there are about 5,000 British subjects of military age now interned in Germany, but owing to the fact that no proper list of such persons has been furnished by the German Government, it is not possible to give definite figures. It is impossible as yet to give the number of British subjects of military age who are not interned, but the German Government have recently stated that a number of such persons are left at liberty in Germany, and that some hundreds of British subjects have been released from Ruhleben. The United States Ambassador has been requested to endeavour to obtain a list of such persons.
§ 6. Mr. MACMASTER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether British prisoners of war in Germany are subjected to insult because they are British; and whether they receive worse treatment than the Russian and French prisoners?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)
From numerous communications received and reports of an officer who escaped, there is reason to fear that this is a fact.