HC Deb 09 March 1920 vol 126 c1091
47. Mr. LAWSON

asked the Prime Minister whether the Russian Soviet Government has recently made offers of peace to the Governments of Japan, Roumania, and the United States; and whether His Majesty's Government has been consulted in the matter?

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the second part in the negative.

Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

May I ask whether it is not the usual custom to consult the other Allies before entering into negotiations, and why a deviation has been made in this case?


I do not know that there is any universal custom in such cases. As the House knows, this was a matter for the countries concerned.