HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 c15
15. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government has received any official intimation from the German Government that they would prefer British occupation of the Rhine-land to continue until a simultaneous evacuation by England, France, and Belgium can be obtained?


No, Sir. I have received no intimation from the German Government on this subject.


As the right hon. Gentleman alluded to this question in his speech the other day, would it not be possible to obtain from the German Government their view on the matter, which so materially affects our interests in the Rhineland?


I think that in the reference I made the other day I alluded to conversations which had taken place at Locarno, and also in September last at Geneva. The German Foreign Minister, Dr. Stresemann, took part in those conversations, and I am content to await his view at the coming conference.