HC Deb 04 April 1917 vol 92 cc1279-80
22. Major HUNT

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the unanimous resolution passed in the French Chamber on the necessity for tightening the blockade and of real co-ordination in Allied action; and whether he proposes to take immediate action in agreement with that resolution?


I presume the hon. and gallant Member refers to the proceedings in the French Chamber of the 30th ultimo. I have not yet received the official Report of those proceedings, but I do not understand that any lack of coordination between the Allies was suggested. My Noble Friend the Minister of Blockade has already explained to the House the action which His Majesty's Government are taking to render the blockade as effective as possible, and I can only say that any fresh proposals which may be made by the French Government to this end will receive our most friendly and careful consideration. There is constant and cordial co-operation between the French Minister of Blockade and my Noble Friend.