HC Deb 30 March 1894 vol 22 cc1008-9

I bog to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, looking to the reported expressions of the King of Denmark to the effect that he knows that Russia, Austria, and probably Italy, are willing to enter into negotiations with other nations for a general reduction of armaments, the Government are now prepared to take steps with the object of bringing about a conference on the subject?


Of course, I cannot answer for reported statements of the King of Denmark. I will only repeat what I said the other night, that the Government will take every opportunity which appears to them to be favourable to promote the object indicated in the question. It is not possible at present to make any further statement on the subject.