§ 5. Lord CHARLES. BERESFORD
asked whether the scheme propounded to the German Government by which quartermasters of the United States could keep in touch with British prisoners so as to ensure their receiving fair treatment has been accepted by the German Government; and, if not, will he make further representations?
§ Sir E. GREY
The reply of the German Government has not yet been received, and I cannot say what it will be. On its receipt His Majesty's Government, if necessary, will certainly consider what further steps can be taken.
§ 20. Lord C. BERESFORD
asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the hardships and sufferings British prisoners of war are exposed to in Germany, His Majesty's Government will enter into negotiations with Germany for arranging with a neutral country to take over these prisoners and intern them until the end of the War?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. No steps could be taken to carry out such a suggestion till it had received the fullest consideration.