HC Deb 23 March 1933 vol 276 cc490-1
45. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Prime Minister whether he has been able to discuss, either at Geneva or at Rome, the possibility of instituting a conference to examine the various proposals which have been made for revising the Treaty of Versailles; and, if not, whether, in the interests of European peace, he will take the necessary steps to suggest such a conference between the principal European Powers?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will await the statement which I propose to make in the course of the Debate this afternoon.

46. Mr. MAXTON

asked the Prime Minister whether he will afford an opportunity for discussion of the Motion standing in the name of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme relating to revision of Peace Treaties: That, in the opinion of this House, any negotiations with the German Government respecting any revision of the Peace Treaties should be broken off until law, order, and civilised treatment of prisoners are restored to all classes in Germany.


I can hold out no hope of special facilities being given for the discussion of this Motion.


Is the right hon. Gentleman acquainted with the steps that the American Government have taken to put an end to this state of things in Germany, and, further, has he any confirmation of the story that 1,400 people have been done to death in Hamburg alone?


Both those questions should be addressed to the Foreign Office.


Will the right hon. Gentleman, in the course of the statement that he is making to-day, say anything about the appropriateness of discussing the re-arming of Germany, while conditions in Germany are of the kind that they are reported to be?


I am not aware that there is any discussion going on anywhere about the re-arming of Germany.