HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 c1782
6. Captain H. BENN

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Board of Admiralty have arrived at any decision as regards the conduct of Commodore Henderson and the officers of the first Royal Naval Brigade who crossed the Dutch frontier during the retreat from Antwerp in 1914 and were interned in Holland?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Long)

I am very glad to say that, after full inquiry and consideration, the Board of Admiralty are satisfied that in the circumstances existing at the time Commander Henderson was justified in his decision to intern the brigade in Holland, and that no blame is attached to him or to any officer or man under his orders.