§ 27. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any statement to make with reference to the present position of the Disarmament Conference and its relation to the problem of the American War Debt?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The General Commission of the Disarmament Conference began a new session on Thursday last, the 2nd February, when the French plan formed the subject of discussion. His Majesty's Government have drafted and circulated to the other delegations a Programme of Work and this has been published in the Press. In their opinion acceptance of this Programme as the basis of the work of the Conference is the best means of pushing on vigorously with the Conference's task. As regards the War Debt question, I have nothing to add to the statements which have recently been made on this subject by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.