HC Deb 22 November 1917 vol 99 c1329
3. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, by a recent secret treaty made by the Czarist Government between Russia and France, certain compensations after the War are to be made to Belgium at the expense of Holland; and whether he can allay neutral suspicion by an emphatic declaration that this country has not been informed of, and will in no event tolerate, such a proceeding?


So far as I know, there is no foundation whatever for the suggestion that any such treaty has been made, and I believe it to be an invention of the enemy. The second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.


If there is no treaty, is the Foreign Office cognisant of an arrangement or understanding on these lines short of a treaty, but definitely understood between the two parties?


No, Sir.

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