Railway Rolling Stock (Poland).

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons at on 16 June 1921.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey , Bradford South

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the quantity of rolling stock and locomotives still due to Poland by Germany; and when these should have been delivered?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

So far as I know the total quantity has not yet been fixed.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey , Bradford South

Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give an indication when he will be able to state the exact number of locomotives and the exact amount of rolling stock due to Poland from Germany?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

I cannot do that because it does not rest with this country to fix it, but if the hon. and gallant Member will put down a question I will try to give him a more satisfactory answer.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Has anything been done in this matter in Eastern Europe or in Central Europe?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

That raises a very specific question, and I must ask for notice.

Photo of Lord Robert Cecil Lord Robert Cecil , Hitchin

Will the Government take care not to give any diplomatic assistance to Poland until she shows herself ready to comply with the terms of the Peace Treaty?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey , Bradford South

Is the hon. and gallant Member aware that British trade with Poland is being seriously hampered through the deficiency of rolling stock in Poland, and that rolling stock is due to Poland from Germany under the Treaty? Can he give any indication whether Poland will be assisted to receive that rolling stock from Germany?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

A wider authority has been set up to determine the question put to me by my hon. and gallant Friend. With regard to the point put by the Noble Lord I think I can hardly be expected to answer a broad diplomatic question of that sort on a specific point.