§ Captain Bullock
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any statement to make on the proposal made by the French Prime Minister for a Franco-British alliance.218W
§ Mr. Bevin:
His Majesty's Government have always wished to maintain relations of the closest possible friendship with France and have for long been of the opinion that these relations ought at the appropriate moment to be cemented by the conclusion of a Treaty of the same character as the Anglo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, and which would provide further security against any renewal of German aggression. M. Gouin's statement has provided an opportunity for His Majesty's Government to give renewed consideration to the whole question and this they are now doing.