Oral Answers to Questions — Portugal (Political Situation).

– in the House of Commons on 27th February 1922.

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Major G. LOWTHER:

83.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any in formation regarding the reported political disturbances in Portugal?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

Yes, Sir. His Majesty's Minister at Lisbon naturally keeps His Majesty's Government informed of the situation, which is now practically normal, as fully reported in the Press.

Photo of Mr John Mills Mr John Mills , Dartford

Will this Government recognise the Government de jure?

Mr. HARMSWORTH:

Of course, we always recognise it.

Photo of Mr John Mills Mr John Mills , Dartford

Will the hon. Gentleman contrast the speed with which that has been granted with the years in which the Government of Russia has been denied the same?