HC Deb 18 December 1934 vol 296 c961
45. Mr. DOBBIE

asked the Prime Minister whether the proposed British arms inquiry will investigate the part played by British firms in the rearmament of Germany and, in particular, the existence and nature of agreements between armament manufacturing firms in this country and German firms for the supply of armaments or munitions of war?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave yesterday to questions put to me on the subject of the proposed arms inquiry, but for his information may add that as Article 170 of the Treaty of Versailles provides that the "importation into Germany of arms, munitions and war material of every kind shall be strictly prohibited," no licences have been issued for the export to Germany of the material mentioned.


Will my right hon. Friend say whether that also includes class-war armaments?


Does the hon. Gentleman who has put the original question take responsibility for it?