§ 5. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any communications regarding the desire of the Turkish Government for a modification of the Straits Convention of 1923; and what is the attitude of His Majesty's Government on this matter?
§ 11. Captain CUNNINGHAM - REID
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations have been received from the Turkish Government regarding the demilitarised zone adjoining the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus; and what attitude he has adopted in this matter?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The question of the possible modification of certain provisions of the Lausanne peace settlement, dealing with the demilitarised zones in the Straits, was tentatively raised over a year ago by the Turkish delegate before the General Commission of the Disarmament Conference at Geneva. It has not formed the subject of specific representations to His Majesty's Government. The question having, however, more than once been alluded to by Turkish Ministers in conversation, I took a recent opportunity of mentioning it to the Turkish Sinister for Foreign Affairs at Geneva. His Excellency then assured me that in present circumstances the Turkish Government did not propose to pursue the matter. In these circumstances the question of the attitude of His Majesty's Government no longer arises.