§ 8. Mr. MABANE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a further statement on the Balkan Pact?
§ Mr. EDEN
A Balkan Pact was signed at Athens on 9th February by representatives of Greece, Turkey, Rumania and Yugoslavia. The text has been published in the Press. I believe that the Bulgarian Government were given an opportunity to adhere to it, but declined to do so on the ground that the pact guarantees the maintenance of existing frontiers.
§ Mr. MABANE
Do the Government regard this pact as a contribution to the pacification of Europe, or do they consider that by guaranteeing the frontiers of the particular States it is likely to make pacification more difficult?