German Disarmament.

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 4th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr George Lambert Mr George Lambert , South Molton

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asked the Secretary of State for War if the military authorities responsible are satisfied that Germany has reasonably complied with the disarmament conditions of the Treaty of Versailles?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

My information is that the German Army has been reduced to the limit of numbers laid down by the Treaty, and that Germany has been effectively disarmed so far as war material is concerned. The Inter-Allied Military Commission of Control is however, being retained to deal with outstanding matters such as the reorganisation of the police.

Photo of Mr George Lambert Mr George Lambert , South Molton

Are the military authorities satisfied that the Treaty of Versailles has been carried out in this; respect?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

That is exactly the question I did answer. So far as regards the limitation of the numbers of the Army the answer is "Yes." It is also the case that Germany has effectively disarmed so far as War material is concerned. As regards the-police, the questions still outstanding are being dealt with by the Inter-Allied Military Commission of Control.