HC Deb 30 January 1934 vol 285 cc200-1
Mr. MANDER (by Private Notice)

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any statement to make with reference to the situation in Austria, and whether any information has been received from the Austrian Government with regard to a proposal to raise the question of the differences between Austria and Germany before the Council of the League of Nations.


The Austrian Minister recently informed my right hon. Friend of representations made by the Austrian Government at Berlin, in which the possibility was mentioned of an eventual appeal by Austria to the League of Nations. So far as I know, no reply has yet been made by the German Government to these representations, and I cannot, therefore, make any further statement at the present time.


Is the hon. Gentleman in a position to deny the rumour that the British Government are discouraging Austria from raising the matter before the Council of the League?


Yes, Sir. I have heard that rumour, and am glad of this opportunity of saying that there is no truth in it whatever.

Vice-Admiral TAYLOR

Does not the hon. Gentleman consider that it is of the utmost importance that this matter should be raised as a means of bringing about peace?


That is a matter of opinion.

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