HC Deb 30 June 1915 vol 72 c1802

asked the Prime Minister whether special instructions have been issued with regard to the non-publication of all weather forecasts and reports; and whether he will take steps to avoid having a gentleman of German origin, even if recently naturalised, in charge of the Glasgow Observatory?


I have been requested to reply to this question. The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part of the question, I have no reason to believe that any steps of the sort suggested are required. The gentleman referred to was naturalised not recently, but twenty-three years ago, as my hon. Friend was informed on 24th instant, and while I have the most satisfactory assurances as to his loyalty, the means at his disposal in the Observatory and otherwise are not in any case such as to enable him to make any effective forecasts or to communicate them if made.