HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 cc992-3W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will prepare a statement showing the amounts paid ultimately directly or indirectly from the British Treasury, whether by way of pensions, salaries, or other emoluments, or in any manner whatsoever, to persons of German birth related to the Royal Family, or to any Royal or princely German family, or to persons who, if not so related, arc now members of the House of Lords, or to persons closely connected by marriage to anyone who comes within any of these categories; whether he will in each case indicate the reason for the payment; and whether, in view of the policy of bombing German businesses, he will advise any action in any of these cases?


I am not prepared to take the course suggested.