43. Mr. PALMER
asked the Prime Minister whether he can give any information to the House concerning the details of the latest Allied Notes presented to Germany; and whether one of them demands, in accordance with Article 211 of the Treaty of Versailles, the abolition of conscription in Germany?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
With regard to the first part of the question, I would ask my hon. Friend to await the publication of these Notes, which will occur in due course. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.
72. Sir F. HALL
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will arrange for a Report to be made giving particulars of the extent to which Germany has fulfilled the disarmament provisions of the Peace Treaty as certified by Allied representatives from actual observation; and whether it is intended, as in the past, to accept the word of Germany for the fulfilment of her Treaty obligations?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)
I can add nothing to previous replies on this subject. With regard to the last part of the question, all statements and reports by the German Government are investigated by the Inter-Allied Commission of Control in Germany.
Sir F. HALL
Have not the Allied Control Officers stated since the Armistice that Germany has been making some of these guns—whether, in fact, they have made 80 of them? Has any report been received?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
Many reports have been received, but this is one of the main questions, with which the Allies are dealing.
Sir F. HALL
Has Germany recommenced making these guns; and, if so, what is the good, on the one hand, of asking for the destruction of guns if, on the other hand, you allow them to be made?