HC Deb 06 July 1936 vol 314 c832
7. Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any statement to make on the progress of the Montreux Conference?


I am not in a position to make a statement on this subject at present.


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, having regard to the severe losses suffered by Dominion and United Kingdom troops in the attack on the Dardanelles during the Great War, he will state what undertakings have been given to safeguard British interests in exchange for the request from Turkey that the Dardanelles should be remilitarised?


My hon. Friend will understand, I feel sure, that it would be improper for me to enter into details while the request of the Turkish Government for the revision of the Straits Convention is still the subject of negotiation. He can, however, rest assured that British interests will be borne constantly in mind by the United Kingdom Delegation at Montreux.