HC Deb 12 May 1919 vol 115 cc1356-7W

asked the Prime Minister whether the German Government is for- bidden by terms imposed by the Allies at Brussels from allowing a single pound of food into districts in which a strike is in progress?


The position is not as stated in the question. Section 2 of Appendix 111 of the Brussels Conference is as followsWith a view to increasing exports of all kinds to be made available in payment of food, and also in the interests of internal order in Germany, the Allied and Associated delegates requested that it should be made a condition of the consignments of food now in course of arrangement that no part of these consignments should be distributed to unemployed persons who by their own fault or choice fail to obtain work. The German delegates took due note of this condition.