Germany (Ruhr Valley).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 28th November 1922.

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Photo of Mr Richard Wallhead Mr Richard Wallhead , Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr

(by Private Jot ire) asked the Prime Minister whether the French occupancy of the Ruhr Valley is imminent; and, if so, whether such occupancy will receive the support of His Majesty's Government, moral or military?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I have no information which would justify me in saying that the occupation of the Ruhr is imminent, and obviously I cannot answer such a hypothetical question.

Photo of Mr Richard Wallhead Mr Richard Wallhead , Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that rumours are already current in the Press that such occupancy is imminent?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I dare say. I have seen rumours of a great many things in the Press, but I can assure the hon. Member that no step of any kind in that direction has as yet been taken.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

I suppose there is no possible doubt that if such steps were to be taken, His Majesty's Government would know of them before they were taken?