§ Colonel C. LOWTHER (by Private Notice)
asked whether there is any truth in the leading article in to-day's "Daily Mail," which states that the German Government have suggested, through neutral channels, that poisonous gas should be forbidden; and, if so, what notice the British Government intend to take of this proposal, if any?
§ Mr. BILLING
Will the right hon. Gentleman say definitely that we shall not give up the use of poisonous gas during the present War; and is it not a fact that the reason why the Germans have suggested this is that we have a better gas and better protection and that now the Huns are squealing?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I wish I were as sure of that as the hon. Member. If the Germans ever make such a suggestion I am afraid it will be because they think they are not getting the better of it. I am not at all sure it is not a blind.