HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc624-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in the spirit of the Covenant of the League of Nations, particularly Articles 4 and 17, and in view of the precedent set by the Council when it invited the United States Government to send a representative to the session at which the question of A mandates was discussed, the Government will instruct its representative at the Council of the League of Nations to request that Germany be invited to participate in the discussion of the administration of the Saar?


I have already informed the House, in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Newcastle-on-Tyne (Central), that His Majesty's Government will not issue such instructions.


If the hon. Gentleman is not prepared to accept the suggestion in this question, will he accept the advice of the Noble Lord who represents the Government so well on the Council?