HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 cc581-2
90. Sir F. HALL

asked the Lord Privy Seal if the hesitation of the Senate of the United States of America to ratify the Peace Treaty arises from the fact that, under pressure from President Wilson, the Peace Conference made the ratification of the Treaty dependent upon endorsement of the scheme for a League of Nations; and, if so, whether arrangements can be made for the formation of the League to be left over for fuller consideration and discussion, steps being taken in the meantime to bring the Treaty, as to which there is practical agreement, immediate force?


I can give no appreciation of the reasons which are influencing the United States Senate in their attitude towards the Peace Treaty. Opinions differ on the subject. I can make no statement as to the second part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question at the present time.