HC Deb 17 April 1940 vol 359 cc937-8
2. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Prime Minister whether he can make a statement about the German naval activities on the Danube outside German territory?

Mr. Butler

No, Sir. I have no statement to make.

Mr. Strauss

Can the Minister make any comment at all about the disquieting stories which are published about German intentions respecting Danubian waters outside Germany?

Mr. Butler

Naturally, every story which comes to our attention is at once investigated. The hon. Member may be sure that these stories are investigated, but I have no statement to make.

Sir Herbert Williams

Did my hon. Friend see the extraordinary story yesterday in the "Daily Herald"?

Mr. Butler

I always read the "Daily Herald."

Mr. J. J. Davidson

Is the Minister aware that we have nothing to do with the "Daily Herald"?

Mr. Noel-Baker

Is the Minister also investigating, or is he in a position to deny, the report about a great many German tourists going to Balkan countries?

Mr. Butler

I have seen that also.