HC Deb 04 March 1919 vol 113 c186
3. Major NEWMAN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Mr. Herzog, a member of the Union Parliament of South Africa, has had a warship placed at his disposal to convey him to this country and subsequently to proceed to Paris; and can he say what is the nature of Mr. Herzog's business which necessitates this expense on behalf of the British taxpayers?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Lieutenant-Colonel Amery)

I am not aware that any expense would have been caused to the British taxpayer, as the "Minerva" was coming home in any case. I understand, however, that the offer has been declined.


Would it not be possible for Mr. Herzog to travel on some trading or neutral steamer?

Lieutenant-Colonel AMERY

There are no facilities available.