HC Deb 12 December 1922 vol 159 cc2593-4
73. Captain ELLIOT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the British representative on the Mandates Commission of the League of Nations has recently resigned; whether the new representative will be appointed by the British Government or by the League of Nations; and when it is expected that the name of the new British representative will be announced?


The answer to the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question is in the affirmative, and I have tendered my resignation to the Secretary-General of the League. As to the second, Members of the Permanent Mandates Commission are appointed by the Council of the League of Nations; as to the third, I hope that arrangements may be made shortly to propose a name to the Council of the League after consultation with Dominion Governments.