HC Deb 04 July 1916 vol 83 c1344
5. Colonel GRETTON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that large quantities of barley were shipped from America to the Scandinavian Peninsula and thence forwarded to Germany last season; and if he will take steps to prevent renewal of these supplies of barley to Germany?


The information in the possession of the Foreign Office does not confirm that of my hon. and gallant Friend. The importation of barley and meal into the Scandinavian Peninsula as a whole since January, 1915, has been below the normal. The matter will, however, be carefully watched and any information which my hon. and gallant Friend can give us on the subject will be welcomed.