2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 19

Lord Lansdowne said that the Anglo-French Agreement had rendered a

great international service. There was no desire to divide Europe into hostile camps. He was glad the Government had consented to publish the secret articles of 1904. He thought the time had come to do so. He agreed that in the recent crisis it was the German Government which had kept us waiting for an answer, and not vice versa. As for Mr. Lloyd George's speech he thought the statement would have come better from the Foreign Secretary in the House of Commons, but he had no fault whatever to find with the Government's foreign policy.