HC Deb 24 July 1929 vol 230 cc1268-9
12. Mr. COCKS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the attitude of His Majesty's Government towards the question of trained reserves; and whether the Government is prepared to instruct its representatives on the Preparatory Commission to support the proposition that trained reserves should be included in the sum total of armaments to be limited?


It is too early as yet to say precisely what instructions will be issued to the British representative at the next meeting of the Preparatory Commission, for which no date has at present been fixed.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is impossible to discuss or bring about any disarmament, so far as land armaments are concerned, without bringing in the question of trained reserves?

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