HC Deb 27 June 1921 vol 143 c1791
38. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to a statement of the Japanese Minister of Marine to the Associated Press of America that, should the Powers come to a reliable understanding and agree unanimously to limit their armaments, Japan would limit her armaments to a certain extent and would not necessarily insist on the completion of her programme; and whether the Government will ascertain if this statement would apply to a naval agreement to which Great Britain and the United States are parties?


I have seen the statement referred to, and have noted its importance, but I cannot add anything at this moment to what was said by me in this House on Friday, the 17th instant, and by the Prime Minister at the opening of the Imperial Conference on the Monday following.