HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 cc11-2
13. Mr. Vyvyan Adams

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give further particulars respecting the triple alliance between France, Russia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

The Prime Minister

The reply of the Soviet Government to the proposals made by His Majesty's Government and the French Government was received on Saturday and is now under consideration.

Mr. Wedgwood Benn

Has any reply been made to the representations which are said to have been made by the Vatican?

The Prime Minister

I do not know to what representations the right hon. Gentleman refers.

Mr. Arthur Greenwood

Does the right hon. Gentleman contemplate some statement being made in the very near future after the reply has been considered?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Thurtle

Is there any truth in the published statements to the effect that the Vatican has made representations to His Majesty's Government against the conclusion of a pact with Russia?

The Prime Minister

I am not aware of anything of the kind.

Mr. V. Adams

Is there any likelihood of Russia joining the Anti-Comintern Pact?

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