HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 cc758-9
13. Mr. HANNON

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can make any further statement on the present situation in Chile in relation to the British interests affected by recent changes in the Government of that country?


A counter revolutionary movement broke out on the night of 16th June and was successful. The movement was composed of military units of the Santiago garrison, who were joined later by the Air Force, in co-operation with civil elements headed by Senor Davila, a member of the Junta which assumed power on 4th June. A new Junta of three has been formed, including Senor Davila, and the extremist elements in the capital and the provinces are being controlled. The Army and Navy have declared their loyalty to the civil administration and their rejection of Communism.


Does my hon. Friend contemplate recognition of this new form of Government?


Not at present.