HC Deb 25 November 1920 vol 135 cc664-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether an expert inter-Allied Commission, under Brigadier-General H. Hartley, proceeded to occupied Germany in February, 1919, to examine German chemical factories engaged in the manufacture of munitions of war; whether the Commission clearly established the close connection between the manufacture of toxic substances and synthetic dyestuffs; and whether, in view of the public interest in the reasons for the development of the British dyestuffs industry, he will publish the whole of the introduction of the Report of the Commission in order that the public may be made aware of the fundamentally important part played by the German dyestuffs industry in maintaining the German armies in the field?


The answer to the first and second parts of the hon. Mem- ber's question is in the affirmative. I will consider the suggestions contained in the last part.