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Friday, 27 November 1936

Senator FOLL (QUEENSLAND) - Has the Leader of the Senate any information to give to the Senate regarding the statement published in the press recently concerning a treaty alleged to have been entered into between Japan, Italy, the United States of America and Germany ?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.No. The Government has been advised by the British Government that the agreement between Japan and Germany consists onlyof a protocol and a supplementary protocol, which will receive signature in the next few days. The text of the treaty was announced in to-day's press. Its object is to oppose the Communist International, and to institute common measures against communism. As far as Italy is concerned, it is stated that there is no formal agreement between Italy and Japan, but simply an understanding that the two countries are willing to acquaint each other of any information which may be obtained about communist activities.

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