HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 c1460
80. Mr. R. MCNEILL

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the Tsar's declaration that he will never make peace so long as an enemy soldier is on Russian soil, and in order to counteract the possible mischief of the German pretence that they are willing to make peace in the interest of religion and humanity, he will consult the Allied Governments as to their readiness to make public a joint declaration that no overtures for peace or for a temporary cessation of hostilities will be entertained by the Allies so long as any territory of the Allies is in the occupation of the enemy, at the same time making it clear that no undertaking is implied that negotiations shall immediately follow the complete evacuation of Allied territory by the enemy nor as to the terms to be required by the Allies as conditions of peace?


The points raised by my hon. Friend were dealt with by the Prime Minister in his speech in this House yesterday.