6. Major DAVIES (for Viscount SANDON)
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs with what authority the granting and withdrawing of mandates is, under the Treaty of Versailles, vested and by whom mandates were allotted before the League of Nations was constituted?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
The Treaty of Versailles contains no provisions vesting the granting or withdrawing of mandates with any authority. Under Article 119 the sovereignty over the ex-German colonies was transferred to the principal Allied and Associated Powers, who allocated the mandates for those colonies before the signature of the Treaty.