§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Charles Roberts)
I have nothing to add to the answer given to the hon. Member for Gravesend on 16th June, 1913. Neither the Foreign Office nor my right hon. Friend had anything to do with Mr. Armgaard Karl Graves before that answer was given, nor have we had anything to do with him since that answer was given.
§ Mr. JOHN WARD
May we also take it for granted that no interview was ever held between the Foreign Office and this gentleman after his discharge from prison?
§ 31. Mr. KING
asked the Solicitor-General, whether he has taken into consideration a book, entitled "Secrets of the German War Office," purporting to be written by an ex-convict named Graves; whether he is aware that the book contains accusations of bad faith against three Cabinet Ministers; and whether, in view of the prominence given to these charges against Ministers, he intends to permit further circulation of these libels?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Stanley Buckmaster)
I have looked at the book mentioned, although I have never considered it. I am unaware of the charges referred to, or that any prominence has ever been given to them.
§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say who is responsible for the difference of the editions of the book published in England as compared with the version published in America?
§ Sir S. BUCKMASTER
I cannot conceive why hon. Members should think that I am an encyclopædia of knowledge. I have no knowledge whatever of the publication.