HC Deb 30 May 1934 vol 290 c159
3. Mr. LEWIS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will inform the President of the United States that no further token payment on account of War debt will be made by Great Britain if, despite such payment, this country is to be regarded as a defaulting debtor within the meaning of the Johnson Act?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given yesterday to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Cardiff South (Captain A. Evans) by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to which I have nothing to add.


Will this House have an opportunity of expressing an opinion before any further token payment is made, in the circumstances set out in the question on the Paper?


Perhaps the hon. Member will renew that question a few days later, when he will see how the situation stands.