HC Deb 22 February 1932 vol 262 cc29-30

(for Captain PETER MACDONALD) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can state what are the names and countries of origin of the members of the committee which has examined the tenders and awarded the contracts for the new Palace of Nations at Geneva; and if he will provide a list showing to whom the principal contracts for this building have already been allocated?


As the answer is a long one, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The names and countries of origin of the members of the Building Committee of the League of Nations are as follow: Sir Eric Drummond, Secretary-General (British); Marquis Paulucci di Calboli Barone, Under-Secretary-General of the League (Italian); M. A. Dufour-Feronce, Under-Secretary-General of the League (German); Mr. Jacklin, Head of Finance Section of the League (South Africa); Mr. H. Butler, Deputy-Director of International Labour Office (British); M. di Fausto (Italian); M. Broesse van Groenon (Dutch); Dr. Kreis (German); M. Peycelon (French); M. Streit-Baron (Swiss); Mr. John H. Markham (British), and the following substitute members: M. Arturo Bianchi (Italian); M. Louis Bouet (Swiss); Mr. F. W. L. Cloux (British); M. Jacquot (Paris) (French).

Three contracts have been allotted up to date, of which only the third is of importance. This contract, which is for the main constructional work, including foundations, concrete masonry and stonework, was let to an association of the following five firms: Chini, Milan; Guénod, Geneva; Hatt-Haller, Zurich; Société d'Entreprise de travaux publics et industriels, Paris; Spinédi, Geneva.