HC Deb 23 December 1929 vol 233 cc1884-5

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has had conversations with the Foreign Minister and Finance Minister for Bulgaria; whether he has discussed the economic crisis in that country, and the political consequences which may follow if the payments proposed by the committee of experts on Eastern reparations are insisted upon; and whether he can make any statement to the House on this matter?


I am glad that the recent visit of the Bulgarian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Finance afforded me an opportunity of discussing with them the fixation of Bulgaria's reparation debt. As, however, this matter is on the agenda of the forthcoming Conference at The Hague, it would be unsuitable for me to make any statement on the subject on the present occasion.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that the question of the capacity to pay of the smaller Powers is just as important as that of larger and wealthier Powers, such as Germany?

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