HC Deb 10 April 1922 vol 153 cc20-1
32. Lord R. CECIL

asked the Prime Minister whether any steps have been made to give effect provisionally to the A Mandates in the same way as was done in the case of the B Mandates; and whether any further steps have been taken in regard to the latter class of Mandates?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In a letter dated the 3rd October, 1921, from the President of the Council of the League of Nations to the Prime Minister, His Majesty's Government were requested to carry on the administration of territories concerned in the spirit of the Draft Mandates. His Majesty's Government are now following that policy in Palestine and Iraq. As regards the B Mandates, I have to refer to the reply returned to my hon. Friend the Member far Stafford on 27th March. A reply has now been received from the United States Government, and is under consideration.


Will the reply from the United States be published?


I cannot answer that question without notice.