Oral Answers to Questions — International Agreements.

– in the House of Commons on 13th March 1929.

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Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if the British Government has made any agreements with any foreign country since 1918, for mutual defence or other purposes, of which Parliament has not been advised or which has not been deposited with the League of Nations?

Photo of Mr Shapurji Saklatvala Mr Shapurji Saklatvala , Battersea North

Do we understand that if there were a secret treaty the right hon. Gentleman would ever divulge it? If there were a secret agreement, would the right hon. Gentleman enter into it and deposit it with the League of Nations?

Photo of Mr Austen Chamberlain Mr Austen Chamberlain , Birmingham West

His Majesty's Government will not enter into secret agreements of this kind.