HC Deb 13 February 1922 vol 150 c626W

asked the Prime Minister what action he intends to take to redeem his pledge to bring the ex-Kaiser and the leading war criminals of Germany to account for the many crimes for which they were responsible during the War; and what steps have been taken to induce Holland, Switzerland, and other neutral countries to deliver such criminals up for trial?


I have been asked to reply. With reference to the ex Kaiser, there is nothing to add to the letter of the Prime Minister, dated 3rd November, 1920, addressed to the hon. Member for East Islington, and published in the Press on 5th November, 1920. As to the rest of the question, by Article 228 of the Treaty of Versailles the responsibility for handing over persons accused of having committed acts in violation of the laws and customs of war rests, not upon neutral countries, but upon Germany.