Spain (Exchange of Courtesies).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval Disarmament. – in the House of Commons on 24th April 1929.

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Mr. MALONE:

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will give the House information concerning the matters recently discussed by him with General Primo de Rivera, the dictator of Spain?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

All that passed between the Marquis and myself at Madrid were two cards, one bearing my name which I left at his office, and the other bearing his which was left for me at the British Embassy.

Mr. MALONE:

Was that interchange of courtesies worth the expenditure of the trip of the delegation?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I was on my way back from an official visit to the Fleet at Gibraltar. I had to spend a few hours at Madrid, and a short part of that time was spent in this exchange of courtesies.