Communications with France.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ruhr Occupation. – in the House of Commons on 9th July 1923.

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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 whether he is yet in a position to state whether a reply has been received from the French Government to the British Note on the occupation of the Ruhr Valley; and, if so, what is the nature of this reply?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that as soon as it is possible to give any information to the House on the subject of his question, it will be done.

Mr. J. RAMSAY MacDONALD:

Can the right hon. Gentleman hold out any hope of that statement being made in the course of this week?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I think it will be possible to make some statement on Thursday.

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

Can the right hon. Gentleman answer the first part of my question—I can understand his reluctance to answer the second; I do not press that—has he had a reply from the French Government, "Yes" or "No"?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I told the hon. and gallant Gentleman the other day that verbal communications were passing.