HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1697-8

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Empress of Germany has received in Berlin six Russian nurses and six Danish gentlemen who are to pay a visit of inspection to camps in which Russians are imprisoned; and can he state whether he will endeavour to secure a similar inspection of camps in which British are imprisoned in Germany?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the nega- tive; with regard to the second part of the question, we are satisfied to leave the care of our prisoners of war in Germany in the hands of the United States Ambassador at Berlin.


Has the hon. Gentleman any reason to doubt the accuracy of the "Times" report; and, if that is so, is not all this fuss about Miss Hobhouse absurd?