HC Deb 26 February 1936 vol 309 cc427-8

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of statements that have been made in the countries concerned, he will make it clear that the policy of the British Government in the Near East is directed towards securing concord and co-operation between all States in general and, in particular, between Yugoslavia and Bulgaria?


I do not know to what statements the hon. Member refers, but I feel sure that the long standing desire of His Majesty's Government to encourage good relations between Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, and between all other States in the Near East, is sufficiently well known not to require any special declaration on my part of the kind suggested.


Would my right hon. Friend in this connection be good enough to bear in mind the recent conspiracy trial at Sofia and use his good offices in the direction of clemency?