HC Deb 12 May 1930 vol 238 c1431

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the names of the members of the committees he has set up for the purpose of examining the bases of settlement of the questions outlined in paragraph 1 (3) of the Protocol of 3rd October, 1929; and whether he will include on those committees representatives of leading financial houses in the City of London?


The committees have not yet been constituted. As soon as their membership has been decided upon, my right hon. Friend will inform the House. It is the intention of His Majesty's Government to avail themselves of the best expert advice, financial and other, that is open to them.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that under the Protocol the committee is to be a committee of experts; and does he not think it about time that these negotiations were carried out by experts and not by amateurs?