§ Sir R. HUTCHISON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will make inquiries in regard to the case of Mr. Nicholson, photographer, who was deprived of his business by the military 1539W authorities in Cologne; if he would recommend to the Commander-in-Chief in Cologne that this case be sent to local arbitration; and, if not, is he prepared to offer any compensation to Mr. Nicholson?
Mr. Nicholson was employed by the editor of the "Cologne Post," which is an independent organisation not financed from Army funds. The agreement under which he was so employed was terminated by the editor and not by the military authorities, and any claim he wishes to press should be against the former. I am unable to take any action in the matter.