HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 c571
43. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked when a statement will be made on behalf of His Majesty's Government with reference to the Treaty of Peace with Austria; and whether an opportunity will then be given to the House of Commons for a discussion of this Treaty?


I regret that I cannot add anything to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House gave to a question on this subject on 26th November.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Cannot the right hon. Gentleman give a reply to the latter part of the question? Are we at any time to have an opportunity in the Prime Minister's time of discussing the question in this House, and, if not, why are we asked to abrogate our functions as a controlling power?


The House is certainly not abrogating any functions. If there was a general demand in the House for a discussion of the Treaty, no doubt the Government would be pleased to make any arrangements necessary, but I hope that hon. Members will wait to hear what I have got to say about the business of the House and then they will find whether the House would like to add to its burdens to the extent of discussing this matter.