§ 22. Mr. COCKS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether, in view of the fact that at the time of the signing of the Anglo-German Naval Agreement the British Government were not aware that the German Government had already laid down two 26,000-ton battleships contrary to the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, he will intimate to the German Government a desire on the part of the British Government to reconsider this agreement?
§ Sir G. PENNY
I wish to assure the hon. Member that our Government take every precaution to see they are never led up the garden. The Admiralty, as stated by the First Lord the other day, made it quite clear that they knew the German Naval Authorities had laid down two capital ships.