45. Miss Rathbone
asked the Prime Minister whether any questions arising out of the visit of Lord Halifax to Germany have as yet been discussed with representatives of the French Government; and whether that Government will be consulted before any agreement or understanding with Germany is formally or informally proposed which might affect the security of France or of any country to which France is allied by treaty or pact?
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)
The visit of Lord Halifax to Germany will naturally be one of the matters which will be discussed with French Ministers during their visit to London next week. As regards the second part of the question, no such agreement or understanding is in contemplation.
§ Mr. Wedgwood Benn
Can the Prime Minister give a general pledge that we will not betray old friends in the vague hope of getting new ones?