HC Deb 24 March 1937 vol 321 c2880
16. Captain Plugge

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the policy of His Majesty's Government to support national self-determination and of the fact that the strengthening of Austria's independence is of paramount importance to the peace of Europe, he is in a position to state the attitude of His Majesty's Government towards the proposed restoration of the Hapsburg dynasty?

Mr. Eden

I do not think it would be desirable for His Majesty's Government to state their attitude to this hypothetical contingency in present circumstances.

Captain Plugge

Have the Austrian Government ever asked the British Foreign Office its attitude on the subject?

Mr. Eden

My impression is that they have not.

Mr. Garro Jones

If we have a right of intervention in that country, would it not be well to put forward a British candidate for the Throne?