§ 40. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Prime Minister whether he will urge upon the Peace Conference now considering the Treaty of Peace with Hungary the necessity of arranging for freedom of trade and intercourse of the neighbouring States, so that Hungary may not, like Austria, be placed in the disastrous position of economic isolation as a result of the Treaty?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I entirely agree about the importance of encouraging trade and intercourse between the succession States of Austria-Hungary. The question is at present being discussed 1897 by the Conference, but the economic policy of these States is not a matter which has been or can be settled in a Treaty of Peace.