10 JULY 1936, Page 3

There is no reason for any serious anxiety about Mr.

Eden's health. He obviously needs a rest aaer the gruelling experience of the last few months, but. he displayed on his return from Geneva all his usual skill and authority in dealing with the barrage of questions and supplementaries with which he is faced every Monday afternoon. His answer to the repeated suggestion that renewed efforts should be made to secure an answer from Germany to the British note obviously impressed the House by its dignity and restraint. There is welcome evidence that the Opposition are beginning to realise the seriousness of the international situation, and that far more important issues are at stake even than the failure of the League to save Abyssinia. There is a new restraint at question time, and the old gibes about the rearmament policy of the Government are now heard far less frequently.

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