§ 20. Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the conclusion by the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics of conventions on aggression with a number of States, and the declaration of the Commissar for Foreign Affairs that the Soviet Union is ready to sign similar conventions with any other States irrespective of their geographical position and existing relations with itself, he will set on foot negotiations for the conclusion of a similar convention on the part of His Majesty's Government?
§ Sir J. SIMON
No, Sir. In view of their existing engagements under the Pact of Paris, to which the Soviet Government are also a party, and under the Covenant of the League of Nations, His Majesty's Government do not consider it necessary to initiate such negotiations.