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London Naval Conference

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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46.

asked the Prime Minister whether he call assure. the House that, in the discussions which he is conducting in connection with the Naval Conference, he has made it clear to the representatives of the other Powers that there is no intention on the part of His Majesty's Government to seek to abate in any way the obligations already assumed by this country under the Covenant of the League of Nations and the Treaty of Locarno?

His Majesty's Government have neither contemplated nor discussed any abatement of their obligations under the Covenant of the League of Nations or the Treaty of Locarno.

May we take it also that the Government have not discussed any increase in the way of those obligations?

I think all these questions ought to be put down, because the House will obviously understand that an unprepared answer is sometimes rudely given.