HC Deb 23 November 1936 vol 318 cc43-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the undertaking given by His Majesty's Government on 3rd February, 1935, that they, His Majesty's Government, consider themselves to be among the Powers which will, as provided in the Rome agreement of January, 1935, consult together if the independence and integrity of Austria is menaced, is still operative; and whether he will state the Powers with which such consultations are to take place?


The answer to the first part of the question is Yes, Sir. As regards the second part of the question I would refer the hon. Member to the text of the two statements in question. The Powers in question are initially France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Austria with the possibility of an extension to other Powers as provided in the final sentence of the Rome Protocol of 7th January, 1935, regarding Central Europe and, in particular, Austria.