§ 39. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention had been called to the fact that when the magistrate sentenced the late secretary of the Anti-German League for fraud he pointed out that certain titled people had received large sums for permitting their names to be used as promotors of the league; and, in view of the magistrate's condemnation, will he give the names of these people?
§ Sir G. CAVE
I understand that the late Common Serjeant, when passing sentence in this case in July, 1916, expressed his disapproval of the acceptance by certain members of the executive committee of the league of remuneration for acting in that capacity. I do not know who were the persons referred to, and as a considerable time has elapsed since the occurrence mentioned, and no offence against the law is suggested, I see no reason for making inquiry.
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
As the executive of this league received large sums of money under circumstances which led to the condemnation by the Common Serjeant, when the right hon. Gentleman is making inquiries into various leagues will he let us know who are the people so condemned?