HC Deb 06 May 1920 vol 128 c2386
Captain W. BENN

As the House knows very well, a very important International Conference is to be held in Brussels in a few weeks' time. It is important in the economic effects that it is likely to have on the future of the world. It is the first operative effect of the League of Nations Council. I have heard to-day that that Conference has been either postponed or abandoned, and I should be very glad if the Minister in charge could make some statement to reassure us with regard to this Conference.

Lord EDMUND TALBOT (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)

On receiving notice of this question I immediately made inquiries at the Treasury, and I am authorised by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to state that he has no information whatever of any probability of postponement.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask whether the Noble Lord gathered from the Treasury that the conclusions of this Conference would be available for the Spa Conference, especially in view of the fact that the Conference is going to invite suggestions from other States than those which have already joined the League of Nations?


I gathered nothing to that effect.