§ 76. Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give the names and nationality of the present members of the League Commission of the Saar Valley?
The names and nationality of the present members of the Saar Governing Commission are as follow:
Mr. Stephens, who is Chairman of the Commission, has expressed the wish to retire.
- Mr. Stephens, Canadian.
- M. Morize, French.
- M. Lambert, Belgian.
- M. Kossmann, Saar.
- M. Vezensky, Czechoslovak.
§ 77. Mr. R. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many French troops there are in the Saar 842 Valley and how many there were a year ago?
I am unable to give exact figures, but a year ago I understand that the French garrison in the Saar consisted of one regiment of infantry, one regiment of cavalry and a battalion of chasseurs. Since then the battalion of chasseurs has been withdrawn.
§ Mr. SMITH
In view of the steady complaints in regard to French troops in the Saar, may we take it that the Foreign Secretary has given an instruction to his chief at Geneva that this representative shall be changed, and may I ask whether we can have there an international authority or something much more adequately—
§ 78. Mr. R. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give the reason for the resignation of Major Stephens from the presidency of the Saar Commission of the League of Nations?