HC Deb 16 November 1917 vol 99 c734

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a man of the name of Reichwald, either directly or indirectly interested in the firm of August Reichwald, Limited, of Finsbury Pavement House, E.C., who are or were Krupp's London agents, served in France as an officer of our Indian Army; that he left France at the request of the French authorities; and that he thereon changed his name to Blaker; and whether in that name he is now employed in our Intelligence Department or any other Government Department?


This question refers to Major Blaker, Royal Artillery, who, I understand, was appointed by the Government of India to be a Special Service officer early last year. He is a valuable officer, and there has never been any suspicion against him.


Am Ito understand that the other parts of the question are correct?


I answered, I think, all the points of the question, very shortly, it is true, but they are all answered.