HC Deb 21 March 1938 vol 333 cc828-9
16. Mr. Cocks

asked the Prime Minister whether, in the interests of collective security, he will initiate negotiations for the formation of a defensive military alliance between Britain, France, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Spain, and any other countries which may be willing to join an anti-aggressive pact?

The Prime Minister

Perhaps the hon. Member will be good enough to await the statement which I hope to make at an early date.

Mr. Cocks

In view of the Foreign Secretary's statement that in the sphere of power politics force alone settles things, is it not clear that some such action as this is imperative for saving the peace of Europe?

Mr. H. G. Williams

Will my right hon. Friend tell me which side in Spain the hon. Member would like to join the alliance?

17. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Prime Minister whether any consultations have taken place with the Government of the United States of America in reference to recent events in Europe?

The Prime Minister

His Majesty's Government have kept the United States Government generally informed of their attitude towards recent events in Europe.

Mr. Gallacher

Does not the Prime Minister think it necessary to inform the House and the country in view of the fact that one of his under-strappers—

Mr. Speaker