HC Deb 28 January 1931 vol 247 cc947-8
13. Mr. BARR

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give any information to the House concerning the petitions on behalf of the Ukrainian minority in Poland which are to be made the basis of investigation by a committee of three; and what particular petitions have been so referred to the committee?


Six petitions have been referred to the committee of three, including one from the Union of Democratic Control, dated 13th December, 1930. The committee, of which I am chairman, hopes to meet again shortly, in order that it may finish its examination of the matter before the next session of the Council. While the matter is under examination by the committee, it would be improper for me to make any further public statement on the case.


Am I to understand that no action will be taken until the next meeting of the Council?


I have already said that I hope the examination of the matter will have been completed before the next session of the Council.


Are we to understand that meanwhile the right hon. Gentleman stands strictly by the greatest possible amount of secret diplomacy?

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