§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to make a public statement as to the internment of the crew of the E 17 by the Netherlands Government and the view taken by His Majesty's Government?
§ Sir E. GREY
The question of the liability of the crew of the E 17 to be interned has been very fully discussed with the Netherlands Government, who remain convinced that they are bound to intern them. In the circumstances His Majesty's Government have not felt themselves able further to contest this view.