HC Deb 21 July 1915 vol 73 c1492
48. Sir W. BYLES

asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the recent change of Government and to the near completion of an entire twelvemonth of warfare, he will take an opportunity before the House separates to restate with more definiteness the essential objects for which the nation is pouring out its blood and treasure, in the hope that some intervention of peaceful influences may lead to the attainment of these objects by other means than the continuance of warfare?


I stated these objects with such definiteness as I am capable of in my speeches at the beginning of the War, and in particular in my speech at the Guildhall on 9th November.


May I ask the Prime Minister if he is aware that there is in Germany already a large and growing peace movement among the Social Democrats, and will he keep his eye upon, encourage, and take advantage of any movement for bringing this War to an early and satisfactory conclusion?


I have nothing to add with regard to our objects to the statements which I have already made.