HC Deb 26 May 1921 vol 142 c303
29. Major KELLEY

asked the Prime Minister if he will be prepared at an early date to make a statement as to what effect the decision of the American Government not to join the League of Nations will have on that League?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Balfour)

The hon. Gentleman asks the Government to find an early opportunity for making a forecast of the effects on the League of Nations of the decision of the United States of America to abstain from becoming one of its members. This is plainly a matter of prophecy and conjecture, and hardly, therefore, seems a fitting subject for a Government pronouncement.