HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 cc566-7

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state what are the component elements of the Syrian Central Committee, and what claim this committee possesses to represent Syrian opinion?


The committee in question is under the chairmanship of M. Chekri Ganem, and its council is composed of an Orthodox Greek, a Moslem, a Greek Melchite, a Maronite and a Hebrew. I understand that the committee claims to represent a number of other Syrian and Syrian Lebanese committees and associations in the United States, Europe, Australia and Africa.

The committee's claim to represent Syrian opinion is contested by various Syrian bodies, both in Syria itself and in other parts of the world.