§ 1. Major NEWMAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the recent disclosures of Dr. Taylor as to the starvation of British prisoners and to the German reply thereto, he will endeavour to ascertain the average ration at present allowed to British prisoners and its quality, in order that a ration of equal quality and quantity can be served out to German prisoners here, plus any provisions that may be sent to them from Germany or given by German sympathisers in this country, and such ration varied for better or worse in accordance with any Reports he may from time to time receive as to the treatment of British prisoners?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY Of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
We have received through the United States Ambassador Reports by 1179 Dr. Taylor, which show the amount of food issued to the British civilians at Ruhleben. Further correspondence on this subject will be in the hands of hon. Members to-morrow.
§ Lord R. CECIL
As to that, the matter is still under consideration, and I would rather not make a definite statement on that point.