HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1803-4

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will consult the Governments of Australia and New Zealand before agreeing with any proposal to hand over to Greece the Gallipoli Peninsula, a locality hallowed by the graves of so many gallant members of the British Empire, but more particularly from the Dominions of Australia and New Zealand?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN (Leader of the House)

As my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Stafford was informed on 30th March, His Majesty's Government fully recognise the special interest of Australia and New Zealand in the Gallipoli Peninsula, but the arrangement whereby the peninsula was to be handed over to Greece forms part of the Treaty of Sèvres, which was signed on behalf of the two Governments. The proposals put forward by the Allied Foreign Ministers at Paris in March will not, if adopted, vary this arrangement.

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