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London Naval Conference

Volume 237: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1930

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asked the Prime Minister if he can state the approximate number of resolutions and petitions he has received asking the British Government to make proposals to the Naval Conference for definite reductions in naval armaments, and particularly for the abolition of battleships

I have received a large number of resolutions and petitions from bodies representative of every shade of opinion urging limitation of armaments and the abolition of certain categories of ships. As the hon. Member will, I am sure, appreciate, it would take some considerable research to ascertain the number of such resolutions, which continue to be addressed to me from day to day.

Does the right hon. Gentleman attach any serious value to these resolutions?


asked the Prime Minister if he is now in a position to make any statement regarding the Naval Conference?

No useful purpose would be served by any statement at the present time.

Is there any truth in the statement that the Conference is about to adjourn for about six months?