70. Sir F. HALL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affaffirs whether, in view of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, any explanation has been sought from the German Government as to the extensive manufacture of gas bombs by Germany at the Schichau works?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Godfrey Locker-Lampson)
I have no information regarding the alleged illegal manufacture of gas bombs at the Schischau works at Elbing, other than that which has appeared in the public Press.
Sir F. HALL
Does my right hon. Friend not think it advisable that information should be obtained as to what is the reason for the manufacture of this large number of gas bombs?
Sir F. HALL
Will my right hon. Friend be good enough to take steps to find out whether there is any truth in the report?
§ Mr. RENNIE SMITH
In view of the allegations made by M. Briand at the last Assembly of the League of Nations, concerning this particular point, will the right hon. Gentleman not have a special inquiry made?
§ Mr. LOCKER-LAMPSON
No; it is not our business to have any inquiry made, but, if necessary, the League's.