§ 47. Mr. JAMES ERSKINE
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will now reconsider their policy of aloofness and join hands with France and Belgium with a view, not only of expediting a settlement of the reparation question, but also to hasten the evacuation of the Ruhr and contiguous territory?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I can add nothing to the repeated declarations of policy made on behalf of the Government relating to the action of France and Belgium in the Ruhr.
§ Mr. ERSKINE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in a speech made at the meeting of the Associated Chambers of Commerce yesterday, Mr. Arthur Balfour (Sheffield) is reported to have said:Great Britain could not stand on one side and allow the present position——