HC Deb 05 March 1923 vol 161 cc21-2
36. Mr. MOREL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, if he is aware that the last proposal of the Russian delegation at The Hague Conference, as recorded in the White Book on the subject (Cmd. 1724), was contingent on all the non-Russian delegations simultaneously referring it to their respective Governments; that the non-Russian delegation did not do so; that the fact that they did not was regarded by the Russian delegation as a definite refusal; and will he, in view of the answer given by the President of the Board of Trade on 27th November, 1922, to the hon. Member for Central Hull, clear up the misunderstanding which apparently exists.


I am not aware of any misunderstanding. The suggestion that the Russian proposal should be referred to the non-Russian Governments was answered by the terms of the resolution adopted by the non-Russian Commission which virtually accepted the Russian proposal.