Hague Conference.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 13th July 1922.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the Prime Minister if he will state the progress made at The Hague Conference, and the present position; when the Conference is expected to end; and, in the event of its sittings feeing prolonged until the rising of the House, whether the Government will make a statement before the Adjournment?

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

Full information as to the course of negotiations at The Hague has been communicated to the Press. We have not yet received any official confirmation of the Reuter report of yesterday evening that the Conference has definitely broken down. It is the fact that a deadlock has been reached, but we have no information beyond that at present. I cannot forecast when the work of the Commission will come to an end, but I hope to be able to give the House a general idea of the progress made before the Adjournment.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Is the right hon. Gentleman in personal touch by telephone or any other way with our representatives at The Hague, or can they terminate the negotiations finally without further reference to himself or this House?