HL Deb 24 June 1919 vol 34 c1051

VISCOUNT BRYCE had the following Notice on the Paper—

To call attention to the statement, made in the official summary of the terms of peace offered to Austria, that those terms include a provision that the frontier of Italy should be advanced to the watershed of the main chain of the Rhætian Alps at the Brenner Pass, with the result of transferring to the Kingdom of Italy about 200,000 German-speaking Tyrolese inhabiting a region which has never been under any Italian Sovereign; and to ask His Majesty's Government in what form it is proposed to present to Parliament an account of the negotiations which have led to the settlement of the terms of peace proposed to Germany and Austria and to the conclusion of whatever peace may be ultimately signed with those States.

The noble Viscount said: My Lords, at the request of His Majesty's Government I will postpone this Question, and I will put it down again for an early day, if possible next week.