HC Deb 17 May 1927 vol 206 c979
45. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister to state who will be the British delegates to the conference to be held on naval armaments on the invitation of President Coolidge; and if it has yet been settled where the conference will be held?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

The composition of the British delegation has not yet been decided. The Conference will be held at Geneva.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the British delegation be purely an Admiralty delegation, or will other Members of the Government be there?


I would rather wait until I am in a position, which I certainly hope to be in next week, to give the names.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Has the right hon. Gentleman considered that it is not fair to send only representatives of the Admiralty to a conference which will probably result to cutting down the Navy? There ought to be other representatives.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is a fact that, as has been publicly announced, the First Lord of the Admiralty will be in charge of the delegation?


I am afraid I have not seen any notice at all. No delegation as has yet been appointed.