HC Deb 04 March 1918 vol 103 c1717

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Home Office has failed to put the civilians of enemy origin interned in this country to any useful purpose, and that they consume a quantity of foodstuffs, the Government will make fresh proposals to the Governments of the Central Powers for an exchange of civilian prisoners?

Mr. JAMES HOPE (Lord of the Treasury)

This matter is under consideration, but I cannot admit the assumption in the first part of the question.