§ 54. Mr. PONSONBY
asked the Prime Minister whether the British High Commissioner and His Majesty's Government were consulted before the German Commissioner for the occupied territories was expelled; and, if so, whether any protest was made?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
It was in virtue of a decision made by the Allied High Commission that the German Commissioner was notified of the termination of his functions, and requested to leave the occupied territory. The British High Commissioner, whilst present, abstained from voting.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Can we have an answer to that part of the question which asks whether any protest was made as the result of that action?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I think that is answered by the statement that the British High Commissioner was present and abstained from voting.