HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 cc391-2
55. Sir F. HALL

asked the Lord Privy Seal if Germany has declined to agree to the terms imposed by the Allied Supreme Council in reparation for the sinking of her battleships in contravention of the provisions of the Armistice; if in this and other respects the German Government are seeking to repudiate their responsibilities under the Peace Treaty; if this attitude has been most marked since it became known that there was a probability of the American Senate refusing to accept the Treaty; and whether, notwithstanding the position taken up by the United States in the matter, the Allies intend to take practical steps to enforce compliance with the Treaty, as repeated verbal protests have failed to compel Germany to observe her obligations?


His Majesty's Government have no further information beyond the statements which appeared in the Press yesterday.