HC Deb 26 July 1926 vol 198 cc1689-90

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government regards the condition of disarmament in Germany as satisfactory or unsatisfactory and, in the latter case, in what respect?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)

It was the hope of His Majesty's Government last November that the exchange of Notes which took place between the Ambassadors' Conference and the German Government at that time (and which were published in Command Paper No. 2527) would lead to the rapid conclusion of all the disarmament questions that were still outstanding. It is consequently a matter of disappointment that there are still a certain number of points—mostly, I am happy to say, of a minor nature—which are not yet settled. While for this reason my right hon. Friend expressed the view in reply to the hon. Member for Penistone on the 21st July that the position was not entirely satisfactory, he does not desire it to be concluded that His Majesty's Government regard the situation with any disquiet.

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