HC Deb 20 December 1934 vol 296 cc1340-1
81. Brigadier-General SPEARS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will urge upon the Council of the League of Nations the importance of making clear by means of posters, etc., that a vote for the status quo in the Saar plebiscite will not permanently preclude the Saarlanders from eventual reunion with Germany?


No, Sir. No approach to the League Council in the sense proposed is contemplated.

Brigadier-General SPEARS

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the local Press have been at some pains to conceal the fact that if the inhabitants vote for the status quo it does not mean that they will not be expected to come into Germany?


The Committee of three have made certain observations on the matter on which it would be highly improper for me to comment.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the same thing applies to the peace ballot proceeding in this country?