§ 19. Mr. PONSONBY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the views of His Majesty's Government on the proposed treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union have been communicated to the other signatories of the Locarno Treaties through the usual diplomatic channels; and whether this House will be informed as to what those views are?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I understand that the Treaty has not yet been concluded, and I have not seen the text of any of the Articles, but the German Government have given assurances that the Treaty will contain nothing that conflicts with the Covenant of the League or with the Locarno Agreements. Accepting these assurances, and assuming that the final text of the Treaty completely fulfils them, I see no reason to take exception to it.