HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 cc481-2
1. Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what progress has been made in regard to the negotiations on the frontiers of Iraq and the future of Mosul?


The question of the Turco-Iraq frontier was referred to the Council of the League of Nations in accordance with Article 3 (2) of the Treaty of Lausanne. As a result, it has beers agreed at Geneva that the Council will delimit the frontier between Turkey and Iraq, and both the Turkish and British delegates have given undertakings that their respective Governments will accept any decision which the Council may adopt and will meanwhile maintain and respect the status quo, that is to say, the position as it stood at the time of the conclusion of the Treaty of Lausanne. The Council has resolved to set up a Committee of three persons to advise it and to lay before the Council all information and reports likely to assist it in reaching a decision, The Committee will receive all communications which the parties interested may wish to transmit to it, will fix its own procedure, and, if necessary, proceed to investigations on the spot. Its members are to be appointed by common agreement by the President of the Council and the member of the Council who has reported on the question. The appointments have not yet been made.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

While thanking my hon. Friend, might I ask him whether the fighting on this frontier has yet died down, and have hostilities ceased?


I would ask my hon. and gallant Friend to give me notice of that question.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY


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