Hungarian Government (Recognition).

Oral Answers to Questions — Hungary. – in the House of Commons on 16th March 1920.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Sir George Clerk, as the representative of the Supreme Council, extended recognition to the Hungarian Government on certain terms; whether these terms included the holding of free elections; and whether, in view of the fact that the trade unionist minister Peyer resigned as a protest against the general state of terror, and that the Social Democrats abstained from voting at the elections because in their opinion guarantees for free elections were absent, he will state whether the conditions under which the Hungarian Government was recognised have been observed?

Photo of Mr Hamar Greenwood Mr Hamar Greenwood , Sunderland

The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. His Majesty's Government have no information to show that the situation is as implied in the last part of the question.