HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 c1101
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?


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.