64. Sir F. HALL
asked the Prime Minister what is the present position of 576 the question with regard to the allocation of Fiume and adjacent territory; if the Italian Government have proposed that Fiume should be constituted a buffer State; if President Wilson has rejected this proposal; and, if so, whether, as it may become necessary to bring the Peace Treaty into force without American ratification, arrangements can now be made to come to a settlement with regard to Fiume which will be in agreement with the national traditions and desires of its population?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I do not think it desirable to make any statement in regard to the present state of the negotiations about Fiume and the adjacent territory between Italy and the United States. The whole question is receiving the earnest and constant attention of His Majesty's Government and of their Allies, who are anxious to bring about a satisfactory and amicable settlement at the earliest possible date.
Sir F. HALL
Is it not necessary, in order that that amicable settlement may be reached, that something should be decided with regard to Fiume on the lines suggested by the Italian Government?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD