HC Deb 13 April 1927 vol 205 cc347-8

(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he can make any statement with respect to the negotiations on the subject of disarmament at the Preparatory Commission at Geneva; and whether he can give an assurance that the British representatives are not being hampered by rigid instructions calculated to impair the usefulness of the Commission?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

I think there would be little advantage in making a statement at this stage, particularly since fairly full reports of the proceedings have appeared in the Press. I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that the British representative has been in constant communication with the Government at home, and the suggestions he has made to us have, I need not say; had the greatest weight with us. In fact, it is true to state that concessions on important points have mostly come from the British side.

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