54. Sir F. HALL
asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the report that the ex-Crown Prince of Prussia has for some time been in communication from his retreat in Holland with the leaders of the monarchial party in Prussia, with the object of overthrowing the present governmental system of Germany and restoring the Hohenzollerns to power; if this intrigue has been carried on with the knowledge of the Dutch Government; whether the Allies have sent any protest to that Government on the subject; will he state if any application has been addressed to Holland for the surrender of the ex-Crown Prince for offences committed by him during the War; and if, in the face of this recent 1106 development, the matter will be taken up again with the Dutch Government?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
I am aware that rumours to the effect indicated have been in circulation for some time past, but much importance is not attached to them, and I have no doubt that the Netherlands Government interpret their responsibilities as regards the ex-Crown Prince very seriously. The answer to the third and fourth parts of the question is in the negative.