HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 cc1250-1W

Mr. BOTTOMLEY asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of any British subjects undergoing terms of imprisonment in Germany for military or political offences; and, if so, whether the new ambassador to Berlin will be instructed to make representation to the German Government with a view to obtaining their release?

Mr. HARMSWORTH: I am unaware of any case in which a British subject is undergoing imprisonment in Germany for a political offence. As regards military offences, enquiries are now being made by the British military mission in Berlin as to a case which is alleged to have arisen. Should the report prove to be true, the hon. Member may rest assured that all the necessary steps will be taken by His Majesty's Government in the matter.