HC Deb 03 May 1916 vol 82 c18
21. Mr. R. MCNEILL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the request of General Howell for permission to take proceedings for libel against the editor of "Britannia" for attributing to him the publication of an article displaying pro-Bulgarian sympathies has been, or will be, granted in order to enable him publicly to disavow the pro-Bulgarian views attributed to him, having regard to the importance of removing the suspicion alleged to exist in the Balkans that Great Britain is favourably disposed towards Bulgaria?


I regret that I have not been able to get the information asked for by the hon. Member, but I can give him this information: I understand that General Howell has repudiated this suggested pamphlet.


Will the right hon. Gentleman obtain the information which he has not now got and ascertain whether the permission which has been asked for will be granted?


Yes, Sir, I am endeavouring to get this information, but my hon. Friend only postponed the question from yesterday, and I have not had very much time.