HC Deb 03 April 1917 vol 92 cc1125-6
51. Mr. G. FABER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Mr. Paul Schluckwerder, a clerk in the Dresdner Bank in London, who has lately had his exemption from military service extended to 30th May next on the application of Sir W. Plender, is a British-born subject or naturalised, and, if so, when; what is his age; and, in view of the above-mentioned date, whether he can say when the said bank is likely to be finally wound up?


I am informed that Mr. Paul Schluckwerder, who has recently been exempted from military service by the City of London Tribunal until the 30th May, 1917, on the application of the Dresdner Bank, supported by the controller, was born in Germany and became a British subject by naturalisation on the 18th June, 1910. He is thirty-one years of age and classed as B 3. For similar reasons to those I have just given in connection with the Deutsche Bank, I cannot name an exact date when the affairs of the Dresdner Bank in London are likely to be finally wound up, but the premises will be offered for sale on the 19th of June next.


Seeing that this gentlemen was only naturalised in 1910, would it not in all the circumstances have been advisable to avoid the employment of a man with these antecedents?


He was born in the same village as Lord Milner.


This is really a question of the value of a man's services. He would certainly have no friends in Germany.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when it will be possible to sell the premises of this Dresdner Bank?


The answer is the same as I gave with regard to the Deutsche Bank, that it will be put up for sale on the 19th June.