HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 c1342
52. Captain BENN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether at the Locarno Conference any assurances were given to Germany that after her admission to the League of Nations she might become a mandatory Power; and, if so, what was the nature of these assurances?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Westbury on the 18th March last.

Viscount SANDON

Was it made clear to Germany that no existing mandated territories could be transferred to her?


Germany is not yet a member of the League of Nations, and when she becomes a member of the League ipso facto she becomes a possible candidate for Colonial mandates?

Captain BENN

Is it the view of the Government that mandates are necessarily held in perpetuity?


That is quite another question.