HC Deb 30 June 1919 vol 117 c611
59. Brigadier-General CROFT

asked the Prime Minister whether, prior to the War, concessions were granted by Holland to Germany to the Vulcan Company to build Dreadnoughts and submarines in Rotterdam harbour; and whether steps have been taken to prevent any further construction of war vessels at these works?


There is no knowledge of any of the concessions referred to in the first part of the question having been granted prior to the War, but it is believed that during the War Germany offered to supply Holland with drawings of certain light cruisers. As regards the latter part of the question, any future construction of warships by Germany is limited by Article 190 of the Peace Treaty.