HC Deb 22 November 1920 vol 135 c50
71. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has given any assistance to Armenia for the purpose of defence against the attacks of Turkish nationalists; if so, what form did it take; and what was its amount?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Consignments including 25,000 rifles, 1,000 tons of oil fuel, and various kinds of munitions have been despatched by His Majesty's Government to Armenia. A further consignment had been sanctioned at the beginning of the present month, but the sudden collapse of Armenia has rendered its despatch undesirable.

Sir J. D. REES

Would the right hon. Gentleman say what particular claim the Armenian has upon the British taxpayer, and when demands on his behalf will cease?


That would involve a very long answer and a very long discussion in this House.