HC Deb 05 March 1918 vol 103 cc1859-60W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the negotiations for peace with Austria recently entered into between General Smuts and Count Mensdorff in Switzerland broke down because of the demands made by Italy upon Austrian territory as revealed in the treaty of 1915; and whether any representations have been made to the Italian Government regarding the abatement of claims which the present military situation shows to be impossible of fulfilment and the maintenance of which makes for the indefinite prolongation of the War?


I can add nothing to what was said by my right hon.. Friend on this subject in his speech of 13th February.