§ 15. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any and, if so, what changes have been made in the administration of the Neutral Relief Commission for Belgium; and whether he will represent to the Commission the importance of preserving all records of purchases and distribution of food, etc., until after the end of the War?
No formal changes in administration have been made except that neutral delegates of Dutch and Spanish nationality are being substituted for the American delegates in the occupied territories. Some changes will no doubt have to be gradually introduced as the neutral protecting Powers find it necessary. The preservation and continuation of the present exhaustive records must, as my hon. and gallant Friend says, be a capital duty of the Commission, and this is being fully provided for.