§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the decision of the Federal Court in favour of England in the case of the "Appam," whether he can state if the German Government is appealing to the Supreme Court or what is the last date on which such an appeal can be lodged; and whether the owners can claim damages?
§ Lord R. CECIL
His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington has not yet reported that any appeal has been lodged. I regret that I have not the necessary information to enable me to reply to the last two parts of the question, but I will cause inquiry to be made. I presume that the damages which the hon. Member has in mind are damages for the continued detention of the vessel pending an eventual appeal.