HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 cc37-8
62. Lord R. CECIL

asked the Prime Minister whether he can give any information as to the action of the British Government with respect to the dispute on the Aaland Islands between Sweden and Finland?


As stated by hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on the 23rd June, in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Lincoln, the Secretary of State, acting in exercise of the friendly right conferred by Article XI. of the Covenant of the League of Nations, has brought to the attention of the Council of the League the case of the Aaland Islands as a matter affecting international relations, which unfortunately threatens to disturb the good understanding between nations upon whom peace depends. He has informed the Governments of Sweden and Finland of the action which he felt it his duty to take, and both Governments have expressed their satisfaction that the case will now be examined without delay.


May I express my great gratification at the answer? Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us when the matter will come before the League of Nations? I see a reference in the papers to a special meeting.

Forward to