HC Deb 02 July 1923 vol 166 cc21-2
56. Brigadier-General SPEARS

asked the Prime Minister if he can make a statement to the House as to the possibility of despatching a speedy answer to the German Note, in view of the fact that the protracted delay is a very serious matter owing to the increasingly dangerous economic situation of Germany?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Stanley Baldwin)

I cannot make any statement at the moment. His Majesty's Government are fully alive to the gravity of the situation, and are doing what they can to expedite matters.

Brigadier-General SPEARS

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, if there is to be any further delay, he will consider the question of approaching these Powers which are now in occupation in the Ruhr, with a view to getting them not to take any further measures tending to cause the collapse of Germany?