§ Mr. ATTLEE (by Private Notice)
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the news from Austria and the possibility of developments endangering the peace of Europe, he will take whatever action is 2104 within his power to secure an early meeting of the Council of the League of Nations?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir John Simon)
The grave and most distressing events in Austria of the past few days are being closely watched by His Majesty's Government. The House is aware that the Austrian Government in connection with its international position has decided co appeal to the League of Nations. As regards the internal situation I am sure that the House will appreciate the necessity of the rule that one country cannot claim to interfere in the internal affairs of another.
§ Mr. LAWSON
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if the Government will refuse to support Austria, in view of the fact that she is now practising the things about which she has complained?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Are the Government doing anything to indicate to the Austrian Government the ill effect that any hangings or executions would have on British opinion?