HC Deb 30 July 1925 vol 187 c645

I do not wish in the middle of the day's negotiations to ask the Government for a statement of the present position in regard to the mining dispute, but I would like to take this opportunity of asking whether later in the day we might have a statement from the Prime Minister as to how matters are proceeding?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Austen Chamberlain)

I have been in communication with my right hon. Friend, and he says that he hopes he may be in a position to make a statement later in the day. I cannot say that he will, but he hopes that he may be in a position to do so. If so, I imagine that by the leave and general consent of the House an opportunity will be found for the making of such a statement, at whatever hour.