HC Deb 08 March 1915 vol 70 c1132
45. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minster whether his attention has been called to the statements of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the effect that Great Britain would not have declared War but for the invasion of Belgium, and that Great Britain has nothing to gain by the War; and, if so, whether these statements accurately express the policy of His Majesty's Government?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I must refer the hon. Member to the speech which I made in this House on 6th August, which explained fully the policy of the Government and the reasons which led up to the War.

Sir J. D. REES

Will not the Prime Minister repudiate a statement so different from that to which he has just referred the House, so prejudicial to recruiting, and so unacceptable to our gallant allies?


I have nothing to add to the answer I have given.