§ 68. Major LANE-FOX
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the growing feeling in the country against the bringing of the ex-Kaiser to trial and in favour of leaving him to the punishment of his own conscience and the contempt of the world; and whether he will submit the question to a vote of this House, before carrying out this provision of the Peace Treaty, or whether the obligation under that Treaty is so binding upon us as to render such avoidance of it impossible?
§ Mr. BON AR LAW
I am not aware that the first part of the question correctly represents the feeling of the country, and the Government see no reason why the provisions of the Treaty, which has been approved by the House of Commons, should not be carried into effect.
§ Mr. BILLING
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider that part of the question which refers to taking a vote, so as to give hon. Members an opportunity of giving evidence of their desire to stand by their election promises?
§ Mr. HOLMES
Is it still the intention of the Government that the ex-Kaiser should be tried in London?