HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 cc296-7
9. Major CHAPPLE

asked whether any effort is made by the Government as part of a considered policy to ensure that in Bulgaria and Turkey there are newspaper correspondents and others belonging to neutral countries charged with the duty of correcting, as far as may be, false statements prejudicial to the Allies and of countering German propaganda designed to prevent these countries from appealing for a separate peace?


His Majesty's Government can clearly have no control over neutrals who may be in enemy countries.

10. Major CHAPPLE

asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the names of the representative of the United States in Bulgaria and of the representative of Bulgaria in the United States; whether the former has been asked to represent British interests; and whether any overtures have been made by Bulgaria to any of the Allies for a separate peace?


The United States representative, at Sofia is Mr. Warfield, and I understand that the name of the Bulgarian Minister at Washington is M. Panaretoff. The answer to the second part of the question is in the affirmative; that to the last part is, as far as I know, in the negative.