§ 30. Major NATHAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether 16 His Majesty's Government has entered into, or is in course of negotiating with any foreign Government, any agreement or understanding, explicit or implied, which might in any way qualify His Majesty's Government's complete liberty of action in endeavouring to secure acceptance at the projected Lausanne Conference of its declared policy that a comprehensive and permanent settlement of the reparations question must be reached as soon as possible by means of a general cancellation of reparations and War debts; and whether it is His Majesty's Government's intention to press at the Lausanne Conference for a decision and immediate action in that sense?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) on the 2nd February last.