§ Mr. BENTHAM
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is prepared to accept the German Government's offer to exchange the 4,000 British prisoners at Ruhleben for the 24,000 German prisoners now in this country, seeing that we should get our own illtreated fellow countrymen back and have 24,000 less Germans to feed?
§ Lord R. CECIL
I would refer to the last paragraph of my answer on the 13th instant to a question on this subject by the hon. Member for Croydon, in which the present policy of the Government with regard to repatriation, or internment in a neutral country, of British and German civilian prisoners was outlined.