HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 cc189-90

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the urgency of cutting off the sources of supply of the Central Powers, he has yet taken any steps to obtain information as to the quantity of supplies of food, cotton, metals, and other essential products for the manufacture of munitions of war sent during the twelve months ending 30th June, 1917, from the Turkish Empire and Bulgaria to the Central Powers; and whether, if such information has not been obtained, he will communicate the desirability of obtaining it to the heads of the Intelligence Department?


It is obviously not in the public interest to discuss in the form of question and answer in this House the possibility and means of obtaining intelligence from enemy countries. I can only assure the hon. and gallant Member that His Majesty's Government are fully alive to the importance of obtaining information as to the supplies available to and received by the enemy from all sources.

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