§ 45. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Prime Minister if he will state who will be the British representatives at the first meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations; whether the House of Commons will be allowed any voice in their selection; whether it is intended that political parties other than the Government's party shall be represented in any way in the Assembly; and whether the proceedings will be conducted in public or in private?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
No date has been fixed for a meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations, nor is one likely in the near future. The Government has therefore come to no conclusions on the points raised by the hon. and gallant Member. As to the last part of the question, this matter will be one for the Assembly itself to decide.
§ Mr. BILLING
Having regard to the American action in this matter, has not the time come to review the whole question of continuing the League of Nations at great public expense?
§ Mr. DEVLIN
May I ask whether, in view of the purpose for which the War was carried on in Europe—the defence of small nationalities—the object of the League of Nations has not materialised long since?