HC Deb 24 April 1917 vol 92 cc2193-4
1. Major HUNT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Mr. Blandford has been or is to be excluded from the business of postal censor because of his former association with Mr. Oppenheimer; and, if so, can he say why Mr. Oppenheimer's own brother is still allowed to control our blockade negotiations in Holland?

The MINISTER of BLOCKADE (Lord Robert Cecil)

I know nothing about the first part of the question, which should be addressed to the War Office. If the second part of the question refers to Sir Francis Oppenheimer, it is not the fact that he controls the blockade negotiations with Holland.

Major HUNT

Has he nothing to do with the blockade negotiations in Holland?


As the House is well aware, he is the Commercial Attaché at The Hague, but beyond that he has nothing to do with them.

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