HC Deb 04 December 1922 vol 159 cc1197-8
60. Mr. LEACH

asked the Prime Minister whether the Cabinet has considered any policy which it can place before the meeting of the Allied Premiers to take place in London relative to German indemnities; and whether he will take an opportunity of informing this House before the Conference the policy he proposes in the interests of this country?

72. Mr. MOREL

asked the Prime Minister whether, in conferring with the Prime Ministers of France and Italy, he will make it clear that any cancellation of debts must be conditional upon fixing reparation at a moderate and definite figure, the evacuation of the Rhine provinces, and the limitation of all armament by a ratified pact, in order to ensure an enduring peace and enable European civilisation to recover?


It is obvious that as I am meeting the Prime Ministers without having had the opportunity of seeing any suggestions which are to be made, I can make no statement at present?


In view of that reply, I beg to give notice that I propose to raise this question on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill.


Will the Government consider the advisability of urging a withdrawal from the right bank of the Rhine, which is occupied in total disregard of the Treaty of Versailles?


The hon. Member must realise that it is impossible for me to make any statement in advance on a question of this kind.

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