§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer a question, of which I have given him private notice, 1324 namely: Whether he has communicated with the Bank of England with the view to their convening a meeting of bankers to take steps to deal with the present financial position; and, if not, whether he will consider the advisability of so doing without further delay?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I have been in consultation with the Bank of England, and I am advised that there is nothing in the financial situation at the present moment which would make such a suggestion necessary or advisable.
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
May I ask the Prime Minister whether he has any information in regard to the European situation to give to the House?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
As the House is aware, a formal Declaration of War was issued yesterday by Austria against Servia. The situation at this moment is one of extreme gravity. I can only say, usefully say, that His Majesty's Government are not relaxing their efforts to do everything in their power to circumscribe the area of possible conflict.
§ Mr. WALTER GUINNESS
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he has received any information as to the alleged revolutionary outbreak in Russian Poland?