HC Deb 25 June 1918 vol 107 cc903-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the conferences between M. Troelstra, the proposed neutral delegate to the Labour Party Conference, and Herr Scheidemann, vice-president of the Reichstag; whether he is aware that before the War Troelstra, as a Marxist, was under Teutonic influences and was regarded as an extra German delegate at international Socialist conferences, and that to admit him into England is equivalent to giving a passport to a German spy; and will he define his attitude in the matter?


As my right hon. Friend has already stated in answer to another question, the Cabinet have decided that it is inexpedient to grant permission to M. Troelstra to visit this country.