HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 cc1739-40
2. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of reports spread about Europe that His Majesty's Govern- meat were supporting, or viewed benevolently, the establishment of a dictatorship in Lithuania and the maintenance of the dictatorship in Portugal; and whether he can take any action in countering such suggestions


I am aware of these reports, but I scarcely think that they are worth noticing. It is not the practice of His Majesty's Government to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, or to foment or encourage revolutions in them; but it is our concern to maintain friendly relations with these countries, and, therefore, with whatever Governments are established in them.

Commander BELLAIRS

Could my right hon. Friend say who originated these false reports?


Oh, Sir, they come from a source which is fertile in false reports.