HC Deb 03 June 1919 vol 116 cc1819-20
52. Lieut.-Colonel LOWTHER

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that no day will be accorded to Members of this House for the discussion of the Peace Terms, he is able to assure them that the Peace Terms will provide for the payment in full of the British Empire's war debt by enemy countries and that the dates of repayment will be left to the discretionary powers of the Inter national Commission?


I can add nothing to the replies which I have already given on this subject, and to Section VIII. [...] the Official Summary of the Peace Terms published in the Press.

Lieut.-Colonel LOWTHER

In view of the very unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I will call attention to this subject on the Motion for Adjournment for Whitsuntide.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say, in view of the Recess, whether he will be able to say something about this before the Adjournment?


No. I see no prospect, and I should be surprised if the hon. Member and the House generally do not realise that the present moment would be a particularly inopportune one for such a statement.