HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 cc563-4
76. Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. HOARE

asked the Prime Minister whether it had been decided to send diplomatic missions to Munich, Darmstadt, Leipsic, and Stutt- gart; and, if so, what was the justification for the expense in view of the unified government of the German republic?


The question of sending diplomatic representatives of His Majesty's Government to Munich and Dresden is under consideration, but cannot be decided until it is known whether, under the new German Constitution, the separate States of the Reich are entitled to separate diplomatic representation, and, if so, whether those States would wish for such separate representation. The question cannot be finally decided until the Peace Treaty with Germany is ratified and His Majesty's representative at Berlin has been, thereafter, duly accredited.