HC Deb 26 July 1933 vol 280 c2567
10. Mr. COCKS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government will publish in a White Paper the various versions of the Four-Power Pact which have been considered from the time of the first draft considered during the visit of the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary to Rome to the time when the Four-Power Pact was signed on 15th July?


As my hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs informed my hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster (Mr. Molson) on the 29th June last, it is not considered that the expense of printing these documents would be justified. The French blue book now in the Library of the House contains all the substantive versions.


Seeing that the French blue book is printed in French, could not the British Government give us an opportunity also of seeing the stages by which this treaty has been rendered harmless and meaningless?


If the hon. Member would like to see an English translation of the French version, I should be glad to supply it to him.

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