HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 cc1091-2
51. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister whether it is in tended to make any statement in Parliament as to the Hungarian situation and our past, present, and future policies towards that country; and whether he can give an assurance that no Government will be recognised in that country unless freely elected by the Hungarian people?


Any discussion of the situation in Hungary at present would not be desirable.

Lieut-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the last part of my question?


That is as to whether we will not accept any Government in Hungary that has not been popularly elected? That is a demand that could not possibly be made. We cannot control the Government of any country except our own.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

When is it proposed to describe to the House our foreign policy with regard to Hungary, and allow discussion? Will it be after the final signature of peace?


That must depend on the conditions and also, to a large extent, on the wish of the House. The House knows that the conditions in Hungary at present are very unsatisfactory, and I do not think it desirable that there should be a discussion.