HC Deb 24 June 1924 vol 175 cc238-9
46. Mr. J. HARRIS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to state who will be the representatives of Great Britain at the meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations next September; and, if not, whether he is considering the advisability of making the delegation non-party in character and of following precedent in the appointment of a woman delegate?


I have nothing at present to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on the 14th May to the hon. Member for North Hackney.


Can the right hon. Gentleman state if the Press is correctly informed in stating that the Prime Minister himself hopes to be able to go?


I am not aware of any information that has been given to the Press to that effect, but I think my hon. Friend will be satisfied with the personnel of the deputation when the Prime Minister has made his announcement.

47. Mr. J. HARRIS

asked the Prim Minister whether an opportunity will be provided for discussing the work of the British representative on the Council of the League of Nations?


The Government regret that, owing to the heavy Parliamentary programme, they cannot grant facilities for such a Debate; but this question could be raised in Committee of Supply, if there were a general desire for a discussion.


Have the Government got any policy at all in this matter?


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that his predecessor did, in fact, provide such time, and is it not important that the Labour Government should show itself equally anxious to have a Debate?


Our predecessors were able to send the Housing Bill to a Committee upstairs last year.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give a day during the first week in September?