HC Deb 29 June 1933 vol 279 cc1658-9
51. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proposals are under consideration at Geneva with regard to an adjournment of the Disarmament Conference; and whether the representative of the British Government will propose a resolute prosecution of the work without delay, in view of the inevitable reactions in Germany of any postponement?


The General Commission of the Disarmament Conference is to-day considering a recommendation by the Bureau that the conference should be adjourned until 16th October. It is the intention of His Majesty's Government to facilitate by all means in their power a resolute prosecution of the work remaining to be done. They hope that, as proposed by the president of the conference, conversations, under his guidance, between the interested Powers, will take place in the interval.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say on what grounds the German Government have opposed the adjournment?