§ Mr. BUTCHER
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs a question of which I have given him private notice: Whether it is true that certain papers emanating from the German and Austrian Embassies of the United States, and carried by one Archibald, have come into the possession of His Majesty's Government, and, if so, whether he will lay them on the Table?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
The answer is in the affirmative. One of the most important papers has already been made public, and there is no 42 reason in the public interest why they should not all be made public. They will, therefore, be laid on the Table of the House.
§ Mr. T. M. HEALY
Will at the same time a copy of the depositions of Stahl, who afterwards admitted that he had committed perjury by swearing that there was ammunition and arms on board the "Lusitania," be laid on the Table?
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
I do not think that we are in possession of these depositions. The hon. and learned Gentleman will perhaps be kind enough to give me notice.