§ 3. Mr. SANDYS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the statement he made to Herr von Ribbentrop, in which he referred to the possibility of the German Government rejecting the proposals jointly made by Great Britain, France, Belgium and Italy, was made with the knowledge and approval of the other three Governments concerned?
§ Mr. EDEN
I presume that my hon. Friend has in mind the answer which I gave in the House last Monday, when I said that I had made it clear to Herr von Ribbentrop that His Majesty's Government hoped that the German Government would be in a position to accept the joint proposals contained in the document of 19th March, but that in any event His Majesty's Government felt that the German Government should assist them in their task by making some constructive contribution to improve the situation. My conversations with Herr von Ribbentrop have been designed to secure the acceptance by the German. Government of the joint proposals and the other Governments were in agreement that His Majesty's Government should use their best efforts in this direction.
§ Mr. THORNE.
Does the right hon. Gentleman think he will be able to persuade Herr Hitler to marry and keep him well balanced?