29 JANUARY 1921, Page 2

M. Briand spoke again in the Chamber on Friday, January2lat.

On the question how and what Germany should pay, M. Briand warned the Chamber not to compromise the future for an imme- diate advantage by under-estimating Germany's capacity for payment, which was now at its lowest. The Allies must agree upon the total sum of Germany's obligations. Then they must seek to obtain the maximum payment, under penalties which Germany could not escape. M. Briand defended the proposal that France should once more have an Ambassador at the Vatican. Religious controversies must, he said, be avoided at all costs. When the House divided, M. Briand received a vote of confidence by 475 to 68. His eloquence had conquered the Chamber for the time being.