French Claims.

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1922.

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Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE:

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asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Pierpoint Morgan committee of bankers reported that a German loan could be successfully floated if considerable reductions were made in the amount claimed for reparations under the Versailles Treaty, and seeing that France, under such a scheme, would be called upon to make the greatest sacrifice of her claims, the Government will endeavour, in the interests of international prosperity, to effect a settlement by proposing to France to remit her debt to this country if France will agree to the reduction of her reparation claims?

Photo of Mr David Lloyd George Mr David Lloyd George , Caernarvon District of Boroughs

I do not think it is desirable at the present time to add anything to the statement which I made in the Debate on the 31st May.