§ 39. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the refusal of the Dutch Government to hand over the ex-Kaiser for trial, the Law Officers of the Crown have been, or will be, con- 874 sulted as to the possibility of impeaching him in his absence in respect of alleged breaches of the laws of war and numerous crimes against humanity of which, from time to time, he has been accused by His Majesty's Government?
§ 40. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Prime Minister whether, in connection with the impending trial by the German courts of alleged war criminals, it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to be legally represented at such proceedings, with an interpreter, with a view to a full Report being furnished to this House?
54. Lieut.-Colonel LOWTHER
asked the Prime Minister whether he has any further information to give the House in reference to the trial of German war criminals?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
This matter is at present under consideration with the Allies, and I can make no further statement at present.
§ Mr. BILLING
May we assume, under these circumstances, that at least, so far as the Kaiser is concerned, the question of trial has now passed out of the minds of the authorities?