§ 1. Captain PLUGGE
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement with regard to the present position of the negotiations in connection with the proposed Anglo-Russian naval treaty?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Eden)
Negotiations have been and are proceeding between His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with a view to the conclusion of an Anglo-Soviet naval agreement on the basis of the London Naval Treaty, 1936. The results of those negotiations up to date have been communicated confidentially to the other interested Governments, whose observations are being considered.
§ Captain PLUGGE
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that there is nothing in this treaty which will upset the Anglo-German Treaty?
§ Mr. THORNE
Is it not a fact that the German Government are exceeding the 1764 tonnage in regard to the naval agreement?