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Full text of "The Struggle For Peace"

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has arisen out of the transfer of Sudetenland, will be put in the
same position as other involuntary emigrants from Germany
with whom the committee is already concerned. As to
whether it may be possible in the future to initiate a project
of the dimensions which the right hon. Gentleman fore-
shadowed, that is evidently a matter with wrhich I could not
deal here. It is not one for this country alone. This is not a
country which has the area or the opportunity for settling a
large number of emigrants. The question concerns the
world as a whole. I am sure that we shall all join in hoping
that a solution may be found which will mitigate the sufferings
of these unfortunate people. The right hon. Gentleman
drew a gloomy picture of what might be called the economic
consequences of the Munich Agreement, and he suggested that
there was some sinister political motive behind the economic
activities of Dr. Funk.*'
MR. DALTON : " Has not the right hon. Gentleman for*
gotten that my right hon. Friend asked him to make a state-
ment as to the guarantees of the new Czechoslovakian
frontier ? "
THE PRIME MINISTER : " I am very much obliged to the
hon. Gentleman. I had forgotten the question, but, as a matter
of fact, I have a note to come back to the question later on;
but I will deal with it at once and say that I am not yet in
a position to add anything, on the subject of guarantees, to
what has already been said by my right hon. Friend the
Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence. The position
remains exactly the same and it cannot be cleared up until the
whole question of minorities in Czechoslovakia has been
settled. The House will remember that it was stated that
Germany and Italy would be ready to enter into a guarantee
on the question of Czechoslovakia when the question of
minorities had been settled. Our original offer was to enter
into an international guarantee, but what the terms of that
guarantee will be and who will be the partakers in that guaran-
tee is not a question on which I can give the House any farther
information to-day. Of course, before anything were settled*
the terms of such a guarantee and the names of those who are
taking part in it would be brought before this House/*
MR. WEDGWOOD BENN :  " In dealing with the frontiers