HC Deb 09 June 1915 vol 72 c239
10. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that American coal was carried in British vessels to a German coal company at Buenos Ayres concerned in coaling the cruisers which were raiding British commerce; and whether any action has been taken in this matter?


Cases of the nature referred to have been brought to the notice of His Majesty's Government, but the evidence available has not been sufficient to form the basis of a prosecution of the shipowners or masters concerned. If the hon. Member will furnish in any case information likely to lead to the conviction of the offenders His Majesty's Government will have pleasure in considering it.