Oral Answers to Questions — Anglo-Russian Naval Treaty.

– in the House of Commons on 18th November 1936.

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Photo of Captain Leonard Plugge Captain Leonard Plugge , Rochester Chatham

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement with regard to the present position of the negotiations in connection with the proposed Anglo-Russian naval treaty?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Negotiations have been and are proceeding between His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with a view to the conclusion of an Anglo-Soviet naval agreement on the basis of the London Naval Treaty, 1936. The results of those negotiations up to date have been communicated confidentially to the other interested Governments, whose observations are being considered.

Photo of Captain Leonard Plugge Captain Leonard Plugge , Rochester Chatham

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that there is nothing in this treaty which will upset the Anglo-German Treaty?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

This is a matter in connection with wider negotiations for a general treaty which we hope to see negotiated.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Is it not a fact that the German Government are exceeding the tonnage in regard to the naval agreement?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

We have no information of that at all.