HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 c1738W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government of the United States of America maintains the view that food consigned to a belligerent in time of war ought only to be regarded as contraband when it is plainly destined for the use of the armed forces of that belligerent?


For the present views of the Government of the United States of America I can refer the hon. Member to no more recent publication than the Declaration of London, which the United States Government have signed. Prior to that Declaration, as the hon. Member will perceive by a reference to Page 14 of Blue-book Miscellaneous No. 5 (1909), Cd. 4555, that Government considered provisions were contraband when actually destined for the enemy's military or naval forces.