§ Mr. Sandys (by Private Notice)
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the statements which appeared in the Government-controlled German Press yesterday, accusing British troops and police in Palestine of looting, rape, murder and of torturing their prisoners; and whether it is proposed to instruct His Majesty's Ambassador in Berlin to make a protest to the German Government and to ask that these unwarranted allegations affecting the honour and good name of His Majesty's Forces should immediately be denied in those organs of the German Press in which they have been published?
§ Sir J. Simon
In the absence of the Prime Minister, I will reply. There is, of course, no truth whatever in this newspaper story. I would repeat the observation made by the Prime Minister, in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Kingswinford (Mr. A. Henderson) on Monday, that the German Government must be well aware of the unfortunate effect on Anglo-German relations of such articles.