HC Deb 20 December 1928 vol 223 cc3222-3

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has entered into negotiations with the United States of America in order to secure with the help of the League of Nations a peaceful settlement of the dispute between the Governments of Bolivia and Paraguay; and if he can make a statement to the House on the matter?


No, Sir. His Majesty's Government have not thought it right to take any action in this question independently of the League of Nations. As regards the latter part, I would refer to the reply given yesterday to the hon. Member for Wimbledon (Sir J. Power). To that I would add that the council have now telegraphed to the two Governments congratulating them on having accepted the good offices of the Pan-American Arbitration Conference and thus found a peaceable means, acceptable to both parties, of composing their differences.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Does the right hon. Gentleman know if fighting has stopped in the meantime between these two countries?