HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 cc1836-7W

asked the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many German delegates are being entertained in London at the cost of the British Government; what is the number of their staff; how many typists and clerical assistants of the delegation are being accommodated in one of the most expensive hotels in London; and whether, in offering this costly hospitality to the subjects and servants of a State with which Great Britain was lately at war, due regard has been paid to custom and to the interests of the British taxpayer?


The total number of the German delegation to the Peace Conference is 71, composed of the Minister for Foreign Affairs with 7 other delegates, 29 high officials and 34 clerical and technical staff. It is essential for the work of delegations that all their members should be accommodated in the same place. In this connection the international amenities, even to the subjects of a State with which we were recently at war, have been properly observed.