HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 cc235-6W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why the name of Mr. Hermann Katzenstein, of Lisbon, was removed from the statutory Black List on the 12th instant, in view of his German origin and his active participation in business in the iron and steel trades of this country with a view to influence the continuance of German trade with Portugal?


The firm of Hermann Katzenstein was removed from the Statutory List on the application of the Portuguese Government, who stated that it had been completely liquidated. This was confirmed by independent inquiry in Portugal. I am not aware that Katzenstein has had any dealings with this country since the inclusion of his name in the Statutory List on 29th February, 1916, with the exception of one or two small transactions permitted to be completed under licence in the early part of 1916. If the hon. Member has any evi-

Engand. Scotland. Wales*
Persons Killed. Persons Injured Persons Killed. Persons Injured Persons Killed, Persons Injured
1917 (January to October inclusive 673 2,618 151 497 271 878
1916 819 2,948 195 660 322 1,034
1915 836 3,203 150 612 332 1,105
1914 703 3,282 161 728 379 1,240
* The figures given for Wales are those for South Wales and Monmouthshire; those for North Wales sze included in the figures for England. Separate figures are not available.

dence to show that he is still carrying on business and will communicate it to me, appropriate steps shall be taken.