HC Deb 12 October 1916 vol 86 c169

The following question stood on the Paper in the name of Sir EDWIN CORNWALL:

17. To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state at what date the British Government's memorandum respecting the treatment of belligerent submarines in neutral waters was sent to the United States of America; to what other Governments the same communication has been made; whether any replies have yet been received; and, if so, what is the nature of such replies?


This question was partly answered yesterday. Perhaps the Noble Lord can answer the other part?


I am afraid I cannot add much. The memorandum was presented to the United States Government by His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington on 23rd August. It has also been presented to almost all other neutral Powers possessing a seaboard. Replies have so far been received from the United States and from Denmark, but I regret that I cannot make any further statement in the matter beyond referring the hon. Member to reply returned to the hon. Member for the Chippenham Division on the 11th instant.