HC Deb 20 December 1928 vol 223 cc3221-2
68. Mr. DALTON

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any consultation took place at Geneva between himself and the rest of the British Empire delegation to the last Assembly of the League of Nations on the subject of international arbitration and British policy in relation thereto; and, if so, what was the outcome of such consultation?


My right. hon. Friend was not himself present at the recent assembly of the League of Nations and so is not in a position to say exactly what consultations took place between the delegates of the several Governments of His Majesty at the Assembly, but I have no doubt that the various delegations were, as always, in close touch.


If the Foreign Secretary was not present at the Assembly, was he not ably represented there, and will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries?


May we take it that. the speech of the Canadian Prime Minister represents the general view of the Empire delegation?


I have seen the statement to which the hon. Gentleman refers, but I do not think we ought to try to interpret here in the House any statement made by one of the Prime Ministers of the Dominions.