HC Deb 06 June 1934 vol 290 cc912-3
6. Mr. COCKS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the statement of the President of the Disarmament Conference that the problem of security is at the root of the whole disarmament question, His Majesty's Government will support the proposals put forward at Geneva to keep the conference in being for the purpose of working out a plan of collective security and mutual assistance against an aggressor, under the aegis of the League of Nations?


The United Kingdom Delegation is in close and constant touch with the President of the Disarmament Conference and, in view of discussions now going on at Geneva, it would not be expedient for me to make any statement at present.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that it is impossible to get disarmament, limitation or even equality without security?