HC Deb 22 November 1920 vol 135 cc45-6
56. Colonel BURN

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that a large number of important contracts and agreements depend for their fulfilment on the date denoting the end of the late European War; and when does His Majesty's Government propose to issue an official Proclamation, or Order in Council, which will determine the date on which the War ended within the meaning of expressions such as the end of the War with Germany and her Allies, the signing of the Declaration of Peace, and the end of the present European War, etc?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave on Monday last to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Great Yarmouth.

Colonel BROWN

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise the great hardship that some people are suffering through having to leave money out on mortgage without any possibility of foreclosing?

60. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Prime Minister whether in view of the delay in ratifying the Turkish treaty and the uncertainty as to its ultimate fate, he will introduce a Bill to amend the Termination of the War Act so that the war may be brought to an end at an early date?


The answer is in the negative.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the disadvantages that accrue from the operation of the Defence of the Realm Act, and when does he expect to take action?


That does not depend upon us merely. It depends upon the Turks as well.

Lieut. -Commander KENWORTHY

Have not they signed the treaty?


They have not ratified it.