HC Deb 14 December 1922 vol 159 cc3139-40
57. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister whether he will arrange for the papers relating to the offer of a pact of alliance submitted to M. Briand at Cannes in January last by the late Prime Minister, on behalf of the British Government, and of the reply of the French Government, to be circulated; and if, for purposes of comparison, he will arrange for the terms of the original offer of a defensive pact made to France on behalf of Great Britain and the United States, when the Treaty of Versailles was being negotiated, to be circulated at the same time?


In present circumstances I do not think that it would be desirable to lay papers on this subject.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say, whether a little later on, when perhaps certain circumstances may be different, he will undertake to lay papers on the Table?


That is a hypothetical question.