§ 7. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Secretary for Foreign Affairs if he can make any statement about an alleged offer by the Central Powers of peace to Belgium on the following terms: That the country is to be restored to them, their independence guaranteed, and financial assistance given for its economic rehabilitation; and, in the event of these terms being refused, an intimation has been given to Belgium that the very existence of her monuments, public buildings, institutions, and towns is threatened?
§ Lord R. CECIL
I have seen a statement to this effect in the Press, but I have not up to the present received any confirmation from the Belgian Government.