§ 1. Sir ARTHUR MARKHAM
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, adverting to the statement that enemy property captured under the Order in Council of 11th March, 1915, will be dealt with in accordance with the terms of that Order, he is aware that the Order in no way interferes with the liberty of His Majesty's Government to apply for con- 1438 demnation and confiscation of enemy property captured under the provisions of that Order, but leaves it open to His Majesty's Government to apply for such condemnation and confiscation; and will he now say whether His Majesty's Government proposes to apply for such condemnation and confiscation?
§ Mr. SAMUEL ROBERTS
On a point of Order. May I ask you, Mr. Speaker, whether, considering the large number of questions on the Paper to-day—160—you will exercise your discretion and disallow supplementary questions, in order that they all may be put?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I would rather not exercise any authority in the matter, but leave it to hon. Members themselves. I am sure they will not abuse their privilege of asking supplementary questions.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Lord Robert Cecil)
I am not aware of any foundation for the suggestion made by the hon. Member.
§ Sir A. MARKHAM
Will the Noble Lord explain his answer? I do not understand it. Will he say what it means?
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
I mean that I was not aware of any foundation for the suggestion made by the hon. Member.
§ Sir A. MARKHAM
That is not the question on the Paper. The question on the Paper is specific. The Noble Lord gave me an insolent reply to my last question on the matter.