HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 c1740

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, seeing that at its meeting on 25th September, 1926, the Assembly of the League of Nations unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Council of the League to instruct the secretariat to study a system of the single transferable vote and the principle of proportional representation in general in connection with the problem of the election of the non-permanent members of the Council, in order that this question may be laid before the next ordinary session of the Assembly, he will say what action the Council took at the last meeting in the matter; what was the attitude of the representative of His Majesty's Government; and what were the grounds on which that action was founded?


The Council considered this question at their last meeting, and decided to adjourn consideration until the next session of the Council. I expressed the opinion that a Memorandum prepared by the Norwegian Government gave all the necessary information, and that the expenditure of 2,500 Swiss franca on the employment of experts, if such existed, would be a waste of money.