Skip to main content

Berlin And Rome (French Visits)

Volume 344: debated on Wednesday 1 March 1939

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

11.

asked the Prime Minister whether the British Government were informed of the objects of the visits recently paid by Messieurs de Brinon and Baudouin to Berlin and Rome on behalf of the French Government?

My Noble Friend has no reason to believe that either of these gentlemen was charged with any mission, official or otherwise, on behalf of the French Government.

Is it not well known that both these gentlemen went on behalf of the French Foreign Minister, M. Bonnet, and is it not really important that the British Government should be kept informed of any negotiations, official or unofficial, that have taken place?

I can only repeat my answer that my right hon. Friend has no reason to believe that these gentlemen were charged with an official mission.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there was an unofficial mission, and has he no knowledge of it?