§ 7. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the agreement entered into between the Governments of France and that of Russia under which territory on the west bank of the Rhine was to be taken from Germany was made after consultation with the British Government and with its support?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
: Does the Noble Lord recollect that in the Debate on Peace Negotiations, when I referred to this agreement, the Foreign Secretary stated that my reference was an absolute mare's nest; and can he explain why the Foreign Secretary was unaware of this agreement at that time?
§ Lord R. CECIL
: I cannot carry in my mind the whole circumstances of the Debate, but I have no doubt that, if my right hon. Friend did make use of that expression, he was thoroughly well justified.
§ 12. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the negotiations between the Government of France and the Government of Russia for the purpose of guaranteeing to Russia possession of German territory in the East were carried on after consultation with the British Government and with its support?