HC Deb 15 March 1915 vol 70 c1733
25. Mr. HUNT

asked whether the firm of Mumm is still selling champagne in this country although one partner, Herman von Mumm, is closely guarded in France by the military authorities and another partner, Walter von Mumm, is serving as a German officer?


The firm of Mumm is a French firm established at Reims and their agent in this country is Baron de Ville, a British subject. The particulars given as to the two German partners are, I believe, correct, but I am informed that the French Government have not interfered with the firm's operations and the Trading with the Enemy Act Proclamation affords no ground on which the sale of stocks in this country belonging to a French firm could be prohibited.