HC Deb 17 July 1929 vol 230 cc406-7
6. Mr. ALLEN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the proposed complete disarmament of Denmark, this country is by the covenant of the League of Nations or by any other international instrument under any liability, direct or contingent, individual or collective, to assist, protect, or defend Denmark in the event of an attack on that country by a third Power?


Apart from the Covenant of the League of Nations there is no international instrument imposing a legal liability upon this country to assist or protect Denmark.

Commander BELLAIRS

Is the Foreign Secretary aware that Denmark is under treaty obligations to defend the Straits, and how can she carry out her treaty obligations if she is allowed to disarm?


I do not think that that arises out of the question.