HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1280-1
36. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has information to show that one of the first acts of Archduke Joseph's dictatorship in Hungary has been to annul the reforms of Michael Karolyi's Government and to restore the land to the land lords; and, if not, will he obtain information from General Gordon on this point?


No, Sir. I have no such information, but I will request the military authorities to call for a Report from General Gordon in accordance with the wish expressed by the hon. and gallant Gentlemen.

53. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Prime Minister whether the dictatorship of the Archduke Joseph has been recognised either by the Paris Conference or His Majesty's representative in Buda Pesth; and what steps His Majesty's Government propose to take to see that a democratic election is held in that country?


No recognition has been granted to either the late or the present Government in Buda Pesth. As regards the second part of the question, the hon. and gallant Gentleman will, I think, agree that it is still too early for me to make any statement.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is any Foreign Office representative going to Buda Pesth to do the work done by General Gordon, or is it being left entirely to the soldiers?


I have no definite statement to make in regard to that, but I will inquire.