§ 7. Mr. GEORGE HALL (for Mr. JOHN WILMOT)
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the present position regarding the embargo on the export of arms to Bolivia and Paraguay; and whether all the member States of the League of Nations are loyally co-operating in enforcing the embargo?
§ Sir J. SIMON
So far as I am aware, the only Governments who have up to the present been actively preventing the supply of arms to the belligerents have been His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, the United States Government, the Danish Government, the Dutch Government and the Swiss Government. I have, however, just learned with great satisfaction that the Italian Government have now informed the President of the Committee of the Council of the League of Nations that they will enact the necessary measures to prevent the export of war material destined for Bolivia and Paraguay from Italian territory. There is now reason to hope that all the other 'Governments which have accepted the League proposal in principle will take the necessary steps without delay.
§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
Will the right hon. Gentleman suggest to the League that they should go further and propose an economic boycott of both these States unless they cease fighting?
§ Sir J. SIMON
I think that the practical thing to do is to take advantage of the opportunity which now offers itself and to make effective the embargo for which we have worked so long.