14. Mr. V. ADAMS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is now the policy of His Majesty's Government towards the maintenance of the independence of the states of Austria and Czechoslovakia?
§ Mr. EDEN
In regard to Austria I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I returned to the hon. and gallant Member for Nuneaton (Lieut.-Commander Fletcher) on 20th May, to which I have nothing to add. As regards Czechoslovakia, the policy of His Majesty's Government is that which results from loyal adherence to the Covenant of the League of Nations.
§ Mr. MANDER
Can these two countries rely on receiving the same magnificent protection that Abyssinia obtained?
Mr. V. ADAMS
Will my right hon. Friend tell me whether His Majesty's Government would regard any violent interference with these two States as an unfriendly act? If my right hon. Friend cannot answer that, may I ask him whether he is aware of the tranquillising effect that a clear affirmative answer from Great Britain would have in Central Europe?