§ 39. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any steps have been taken in conjunction with the Dutch authorities to prevent the escape of the Kaiser?
The Allied Governments have, through their representatives at the Hague, represented to the Netherland Government the necessity for taking adequate steps to prevent the departure of the ex-Kaiser from Holland.
§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, according to the newspaper report, the ex-Kaiser has threatened to commit suicide rattier than take his trial—[HON. MEMBERS "Let him!"]— and will the Government do its best to facilitate this expeditious and inexpensive solution?
58. Mr. G. DOYLE
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the recent German treachery at Scapa Flow, he can state whether adequate measures have been taken to ensure the delivery of the ex-Kaiser for trial and to prevent his rescue, disappearance, or escape from justice; and whether any negotiations have taken place, or agreement been reached, between His Majesty's Government and the Government of the Netherlands on the subject of his extradition?
I have been asked to take this question. As regards the 598 first part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I have to-day given to a similar question asked by the hon. Member for South Hackney. As regards the second part of the question no negotiations for the extradition of the ex-Kaiser have been entered into.
§ Colonel YATE
Have the German naval ratings at Scapa Flow been put in a jail or interned with German prisoners of war?
§ 63. Lieut.-Colonel A. POWNALL
asked the Prime Minister what steps have been taken to prevent the escape of the ex-Kaiser from Holland in view of his having to appear for trial before an international tribunal?
I have been asked to answer this question, and would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I have to-day given to a similar question asked by the hon. Member for South Hackney.