HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc342-3
47. Mr. Thorne

asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the petition from the Civic South Wales Council of Action for Peace in connection with the abolition of gas warfare; whether he is aware that the signatories to the petition represent all shades of political and religious opinion in South and North Wales; whether he can state what was the text of the petition and what was the date when the petition was received; and whether any reply has been sent to the petitioners?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. I received the manifesto from the General Secretary of the Council of Action for Peace and Reconstruction on 16th December last year. A reply was sent to the General Secretary on 16th January.

Mr. Thorne

Will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to advise the Foreign Secretary to put this subject of gas warfare on the agenda at Geneva to see whether there is any possibility of having such warfare done away with?

The Prime Minister

I will call the attention of my right hon. Friend to the matter.