HC Deb 22 June 1938 vol 337 cc1052-3
10. Mr. C. Wilson

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that in the Great War guns manufactured by a British firm and supplied to a foreign Power were used in destroying many British lives; and whether in the agreement regarding an armaments credit for Turkey any guarantee has been obtained which may be relied on to prevent such armaments being used against British subjects?

The Prime Minister

Cases of the kind to which the hon. Member refers have doubtless occurred in the past. On this occasion His Majesty's Government have not sought or received any formal guarantee, but they would not have undertaken to recommend these credits to Parliament unless they had full confidence in the friendly intentions of the Turkish Republic towards this country.