HC Deb 12 April 1934 vol 288 c490
73. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the action of the German Government in tendering for the building of warships for the Brazilian fleet; and what action it is proposed to take in view of the fact that this was an infraction of the Treaty of Versailles, which prohibited Germany from manufacturing for and exporting to foreign countries arms, munitions, and war material of every kind, under Articles 170 and 192?

Lieut.-Colonel J. COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)

I have seen a statement in the Press that the Brazilian Government have set aside the tenders submitted by certain German firms for the construction of warships for the Brazilian fleet. The second part of the question would not therefore appear to arise.


Can the hon. and gallant Member say whether there is any limit to the number of treaty infractions which Germany may commit without action being taken?