HC Deb 21 June 1933 vol 279 cc742-3
3. Colonel WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, during the visit of Dr. Dollfuss to this country, the opportunity has been taken to exchange views regarding the situation in Austria; and whether he can make a statement as to the present position?


Yes, Sir. Opportunity was taken during the recent visit of Dr. Dollfuss, the Austrian Chancellor, to London, to exchange views regarding the present situation in Austria. As I stated in reply to the hon. Member for Broxtowe (Mr. Cocks) on Monday last, the Austrian Chancellor has the sympathy of His Majesty's Government, and, I may add, of public opinion in this country, in his efforts to establish the finances of Austria on a sound basis and to maintain the authority and independence of that State.


Will the hon. Gentleman take a similar opportunity of speaking with the Latvian representative over here, seeing that similar troubles are brewing in that country?


That matter does not arise out of the question.


May the House be assured that there is nothing in the way of a new loan being guaranteed to Austria?