HC Deb 02 August 1923 vol 167 c1707
51. Mr. LEACH

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that the Treaty of Peace with Turkey does not provide for the payment of reparations, will he state on whose initiative they were omitted; and will he consider following now the same course with Germany in the trading and commercial interests of this country?


I would refer the hon. Member to pages 833 and 840 of the Blue Book on the first phase of the Lausanne Conference, which was published early this year. With regard to the second part of the question, there is no parallel between the cases of Turkey and Germany.


Will the right hon. Gentleman guarantee that in the West Riding of Yorkshire the payments from Germany are not made in textile goods?


Notice had better be given of that question.