HC Deb 20 February 1933 vol 274 c1460W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any information concerning the transfer of 80,000 rifles and 200 machine guns from Italy to Hungary, via Austria; whether His Majesty's Ministers in Vienna, Rome, and Budapest have made any representations on the matter, and, if so, to what effect and with what results?


I have nothing to add to the statement which I made in this House on this subject on 7th February in the course of the Debate on the Second Reading of the Austrian Loan Guarantee Bill; except to say that the number of rifles concerned was apparently 50,000 and not 80,000 as stated by the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. T. Williams), and that the question of the future disposal of these arms is under discussion with the Austrian Government.