HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 cc506-7
46. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister if he will state the proposed composition of the courts before which it is intended to arraign the German princes, statesmen, soldiers, and sailors whose surrender is demanded under Article 228 of the Treaty of Peace with Germany; where will be the location of these courts for the trial of the persons demanded by Great Britain; how long it is estimated that the trials will last; whether the trials will be held in public; what is the total number of persons whose surrender is demanded; and to whom will the cost of the proceedings be charged?


I regret that I am unable to answer these questions in detail at the present moment. The matters referred to are at the present moment under discussion with our allies and with the German Government.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a strong feeling amongst soldiers and sailors against the demand for the surrender of those high officers?


My answer is that while the subject is being discussed it is not suitable to discuss it in this House.