HC Deb 03 August 1916 vol 85 c498
67. Sir H. DALZIEL

asked the Prime Minister whether, in considering what steps should be taken in regard to the continued brutalities of Germany, as exemplified by the murder of Captain Fryatt, he will keep in view the desirability of estreating German property in this country and holding it until those who are responsible have been brought to justice; and has he any information showing that the German Emperor was a party to the court-martial's decision?


With regard to the first part of the question, the Government are carefully considering what action they should take in this matter, and will not lose sight of my hon. Friend's suggestion. With regard to the last part of the question, we shall endeavour to obtain from the American Embassy a full account of the circumstances.


May we hope to have an announcement before the Adjournment of some definite action on the part of the Government?


The right hon. and learned Gentleman must know that there is no subject more earnestly engaging our consideration. I hope we shall be able to do so.