HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 cc5-6

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, seeing that the legal adviser to the Foreign Office has been nominated for election as a Judge of the Permanent Court of International Justice and that the election will take place during the sittings of the forthcoming League of Nations Assembly, it is proposed that the legal adviser should attend the assembly as a delegate and engage in possibly controversial business down to the day of the election?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

Sir Cecil Hurst as legal adviser to the Foreign Office has been included in the delegation each year since the commencement of the League. He has been closely connected with some of the legal questions on this year's agenda and I considered it desirable that he should complete his work. I am aware of no grounds for the suggestion that Sir Cecil Hurst's nomination for election to the Permanent Court disqualifies him in any way for the exercise of his normal routine duties at the Assembly.


In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment to-morrow night.

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