HC Deb 05 July 1937 vol 326 c13
9. Captain Ramsay

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the House any information regarding the negotiations which took place before the Franco-Soviet alliance was entered upon; and whether Great Britain was consulted or not?

Mr. Eden

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to Command Paper No. 5143 of 1936, and, in particular, to document No. 59 of that publication which summarises in convenient form the history of the negotiations in question. His Majesty's Government were kept generally informed of the progress of the negotiations.

Captain Ramsay

In view of the fact that the Soviet subversive propaganda is a more formidable weapon than the Soviet army, and that this more formidable machine would be enabled to operate with special facility were this country an ally during a war, will my right hon. Friend represent to the French Government any treaty exposing us to such risks is viewed with grave concern by this country?

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