HC Deb 28 June 1921 vol 143 c1983
46. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention was called on 24th June, 1920, to the feeling that the Anglo-Japanese Alliance should not be renewed for a term of years before the British Government has had the full advantage of understanding the views and desires of the new Government in the United States of America which was due to come into power in March, 1921; in view of the fact that the Government were aware of this feeling, whether they have now frankly communicated with the new Government in the United States; and whether His Majesty's Government will take into its immediate consideration the State Department's communication to the Press in America on 22nd June that the State Department is not informed with respect to the plans of the British Government, and has received no assurances in the matter as to negotiations in regard to possible terms of renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance?


My hon. and gallant Friend knows that the question of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty is now under consideration in all its bearings by the Imperial Conference. I cannot therefore add anything at this moment to the answer which I gave to him yesterday.