HC Deb 28 June 1937 vol 325 c1644
3. Mr. Kelly

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he proposes to have official conversations with the German Foreign Minister during his visit to this country; and, if so, whether he will give an assurance that no understanding will be arrived at which would in any way give support to a policy which would weaken the present position of Czechslovakia in relation to Germany?

Mr. Eden

As the hon. Member is aware, the proposed visit from the German Foreign Minister has been postponed, and he will therefore appreciate that the points referred to do not at present arise.

Mr. Dalton

Will the right hon. Gentleman make it clear to the German Government, either to the German Foreign Minister when he comes, or, if not, through other channels, that British public opinion deplores the violent German Press attack against Czechoslovakia and regrets the refusal of the German Government to submit its allegations, which are denied by the Czechs, to an impartial inquiry?

Mr. Eden

The hon. Member can be assured that His Majesty's Government regret any cause of friction between these two countries, and our sole desire is to see good relations between them.