HC Deb 29 June 1925 vol 185 cc2039-40W
Lieut.-Colonel WINDSOR - CLIVE

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any personnel of the British delegation of the Inter-Allied Military Commission of Control in Austria and Hungary is still employed in those countries; and, if so, how long is such employment likely to continue?


The total British personnel employed on (1) the Organ of Liquidation in Austria is four, including one officer, and on (2) the Commission of Control in Hungary is four, including two officers. As regards the second part of the question, the Report of the Organ of Liquidation on the recent general inspection in Austria is shortly to be considered by the Ambassadors' Conference. While I shall not attempt to anticipate the decisions that may be taken after a full consideration of this Report, I am given to understand that there are only a few outstanding matters requiring settlement and that, given good will on the part of the Austrian Government, the early withdrawal of inter-Allied control can be contemplated. I regret that owing largely to the lack of co-operation on the part of the Hungarian authorities similar progress has not been made as regards the execution of the military clauses of the Treaty of Trianon, and that it is not possible at the present juncture to estimate how long Allied control will have to be maintained. Obviously the date of its withdrawal is dependent on the future attitude of the Hungarian Government itself.

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