HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 c2225
47. Mr. J, HARRIS

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that it is now the practice of the Council of the League of Nations to hold most of its sittings in public, and that the results of this practice have been wholly satisfactory, he will recommend the approaching Inter-Allied Conference to follow this example of open diplomacy in international affairs?

The LORD PRIVY SEAL (Mr. Clynes)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and I believe that, on the whole, the results have been satisfactory. The proceedings of the forthcoming Conference in London are not, however, similar to those of the Council of the League, and I cannot, therefore, adopt the recommendation suggested by the hon. Member.


Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate shortly in what respect these questions differ from the international problems submitted to the Council of the League?


It must be obvious that there are cases which could not be conducted in public.

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