§ 59. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Prime Minister whether any arrangements have yet been made for the trial of the Kaiser?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
It is provided by Article 227 of the Conditions of Peace that the Allied and Associated Powers will address a request to the Government of the Netherlands for the surrender to them of the ex-Emperor in order that he may be put on trial. This request, however, cannot be made until the Treaty of Peace has been formally ratified. Meanwhile, all necessary preparations for trial are being made.
§ Mr. BILLING
Is there any provision as to what action shall be taken in the event of the Netherlands Government refusing?