§ 52. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Prime Minister whether, when the full Peace Treaty is published, he will lay upon the Table of the House the French and German translations of the same in order that Members may have an opportunity of comparing the three versions?
On the ground of expense, it has been decided to lay upon the Table of the House only the English official text of the Treaty. Copies of the 767 official French text will be obtained from Paris, and placed in the Library of the House of Commons for reference. There is no official German text.
§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
If the Germans have signed a Treaty in a language they do not understand, does not the hon. Gentleman see that it would be a splendid excuse for wriggling out of their obligations?