§ 10. Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign 1175 Affairs whether, as declared at Stresa, the common policy of Great Britain, France, and Italy continues to be inspired by recognition of the necessity for maintaining the independence and integrity of Austria; and, if so, what steps are being taken to implement this policy and whether it is in any way affected by the recent introduction of conscription in Austria in dereliction of the terms of the treaty of St. Germain?
§ Mr. EDEN
The last time that Great Britain, France and Italy discussed the maintenance of the independence and integrity of Austria was at the Stresa Conference in April last year. There has been no proposal to modify the conclusion reached at the Stresa Conference on this subject, nor have any of the three Governments declared their intention to depart from the policy therein laid down. In regard to the second part of the question, I would refer to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member yesterday.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
No, I am not ruling anything of the kind. I do not wish in any way to curtail the rights of Members to put supplementary questions, but there are occasions when it is hardly fair on the Minister to expect him to answer them, and it would be better if hon. Members would put their questions on the Paper.