§ 1. Mr. JOWETT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is willing, inasmuch as Great Britain and her Allies and all neutral Powers are agreed is to the injury which Belgium has 946 already suffered by reason of a quarrel to which she is not a party, to invite suggestions from neutral Powers with a view of avoiding any further devastation of the territories of Belgium or any further destruction of the cities and towns of Belgium by the Great Powers who are contending against each other for mastery?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Edward Grey)
The only just solution of this question is the evacuation of Belgian territory by German troops with restoration of her independence and reparation for the wrong done to her. Unless neutral Powers are prepared to assist in securing that, I do not see what will be gained by approaching them.
§ 50. Mr. JOWETT
asked the Prime Minister what precautions are taken by the British forces engaged in operations in Belgium to prevent damage being done to the population and property of the Belgian nation in the course of air raids or land and sea bombardments of towns and villages by British forces?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
Attacks are directed only against points of military significance, and every precaution is taken to avoid damage which is not necessary to the object in view.
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
May I ask if the Government have any information of a recent air raid by British airmen where bombs were thrown indiscriminately, and as a result of one of these gentlemen's escapades nineteen civilians were killed?