§ 3. Mr. JOHN HARRIS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that at a meeting of the Council of the League of Nations held in March last, a settlement was reached upon the protracted dispute concerning the port and harbour of Memel; that, at the conclusion of the proceedings, the President of the Council formally asked the representatives of the Allied Powers sitting at the Council whether, on behalf of their respective Governments, they were prepared to accept the Convention; that each representative then in turn declared that he did so accept; and, seeing that certain members of the Ambassadors' Conference are now seeking to make amendments to the Convention, whether he can give an assurance that the British Ambassador will resist any attempt to incorporate amendments which may imperil the acceptance of this Convention?
§ Mr. PONSONBY
The answer to the first three parts of the question is in the affirmative. In regard to the fourth part, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave on the 7th April to the hon. Member for Acton.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
But is my hon. Friend going to permit the Ambassadors' Conference to upset the settlement of a problem which has been arrived at now, and which they themselves could not settle?