§ 69. Sir JAMES AGG-GARDNER
asked the hon. Member for Sheffield (Central Division) whether, in consideration of the hardship imposed upon British residents in Belgium by the absence of any arrangement to enable them to interchange cor- 998 respondence with friends and relatives in the British Empire, His Majesty's Government will endeavour to obtain some concession in this matter from the German Government on conditions similar to those which have been extended to prisoners of war and other interned persons in the belligerent countries?
The action suggested by my hon. Friend was taken many months ago, and on their continued refusal to allow correspondence with British subjects in Belgium, the German Government were informed early last year that a similar prohibition would be enforced on German subjects in German territory in British occupation. This prohibition is accordingly now in force.