§ 8. Mr. HOUSTON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has any information to the effect that last month a German submarine shelled the town of Monrovia, West Coast of Africa, and that afterwards the crew of the submarine landed, stole the whole of the gold deposited in the bank, re-embarked, and escaped with the same?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Balfour)
My information is that an enemy submarine appeared off Monrovia on April 10th and shelled the wireless telegraph station on the outskirts of the town. It appears from the reports received from the Acting British Consul-General that the crew of the submarine did not land, and I understand that there is no foundation for the suggestion that money was removed from the bank.