HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 cc2227-8
6. Sir F. HALL

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any intimation has been received from the German Government that it proposes in any further negotiations which may take place with the Allies to raise afresh the question of Germany's responsibility for the War; and if he will state whether the Allied Governments have come to any agreement on the question whether this subject shall be allowed to be re-opened in connection with the discussion of reparations and other matters?


The answer to the first part of this question is in the negative. The last part does not, therefore, arise.


Then may I ask the hon. Gentleman if he has seen the resolution that was passed when Herr Marx, the German Chancellor, was present only a few days ago, in which the intimation was made that the question of guilt was withdrawn from Germany, and whether he will take steps to communicate with the German Government on the point, and not have a misapprehension hanging over us?


Is it not the case that if the Under-Secretary communicated with the German Government, his communication would be to the effect that he was in agreement with the German Government?


May I ask if the Under-Secretary agrees with the hon. Member for Penistone (Mr. Pringle).