HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 c1711
26. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister whether the proposed terms of the mandates to be assumed by the British Empire will be submitted to this House; and, if so, whether the terms will be submitted to this House before being laid before the Council of the League of Nations or afterwards?


I can add nothing to the answer which I gave to a question on this subject on Thursday last.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

If it is intended to lay the mandates before this House after approval by the Council of the League of Nations, will it not mean that we shall be unable in any way to modify those mandates, and will not the whole thing be really a farce, unless the mandates are laid before this House before going to the Council of the League? Otherwise, why waste our time?