§ 1. Mr. HOUSTON
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state the quantities of wheat and other cereals purchased by our Government in Roumania; the total price paid for same; when payment was made; in what form the payment was made; where the grain was stored; and what has become of these cereals?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
I am not prepared, in the public interest, to make any statement on this question at the present time.
§ Mr. HOUSTON
Is the Noble Lord aware that the Kaiser has proclaimed that German troops are being fed on corn paid for by England, and can (he not refute this statement?
§ Lord R. CECIL
I have already intimated to hon. Members that it is not in the public interest to make any statement on the subject, and the hon. Member is the first not to comply with that regulation.
§ 49. Mr. KING
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether our Roumanian Allies are being supported in their defence of their country by the financial and material aid of this country and its other Allies; and whether he can without prejudice to Allied interests make a statement concerning this matter?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I fear it would not be in the public interest to make any further statement.