HC Deb 16 September 1931 vol 256 cc810-1

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the attitude of the Government towards the proposal made at the League of Nations Assembly by Signor Grandi for an armaments truce until the conclusion of the Disarmament Conference?

Captain EDEN

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Prime Minister to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy) on Monday last.


Is it not possible foe the Government to say at once that, in principle, they accept this excellent proposal?

Captain EDEN

The appropriate committee of the Assembly is now considering the resolution which has been moved by certain Governments. It is obviously necessary that, until we know in detail what that resolution entails, we should reserve our judgment.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the hon. and gallant Member aware that in the answer given to me there was no information at all as to our attitude?

Captain EDEN

There was as much information as I have just given to the hon. Member.


Is not the reduction of armaments the most fertile means of economy that can be adopted?