§ 3. Mr. BUTCHER
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he can state the approximate amount of supplies produced in Belgium which has been consumed in that country by the occupying troops or removed to Germany for the use of the enemy; and whether he is aware that the policy of importing foodstuffs into that country from overseas, in the form of relief, is adding directly to the amount of native Belgian supplies available for and consumed by the enemy?
§ The UNDERSECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
No Sir, I am afraid that I can give no estimate which would be of any practical value. The answer to the last part of the question is, to the best of my belief, in the negative.
§ Mr. BUTCHER
Have not native Belgian supplies been utilised by the Germans for their own purposes, and therefore are not these supplies indirectly helping the Germans?