§ 24. Mr. Snow
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the civil war now being waged in the China seas, Her Majesty's Government will propose to the Powers immediately interested the making of a non-intervention pact of a type similar to that 1544 originally proposed to be applied during the Spanish civil war.
§ Mr. Bellenger
May I ask the hon. Gentleman, who has been in this House for some time, whether he recollects that this non-intervention pact mentioned in the Question was the signal for a free-for-all on the part of various other countries to interfere in some other country's civil war?
§ Mr. Turton
That is why my right hon. Friend did not feel that this suggestion would help to stop the fighting and make for peace.