37. Mr. L. MALONE
asked the Prime Minister whether, since Mustapha Kemal Pasha holds the actual power in the Turkish lands, His Majesty's Government contemplate opening negotiations with him in order to ease the difficulties in the Near East?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Cecil Harmsworth)
As has previously been stated in the House, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs is about to consult with representatives of France and Italy on the subject of the re-establishment of peace in the Near East. Pending the result of this meeting, it is not possible to make any statement regarding what subsequent action may be decided upon.