HC Deb 30 April 1934 vol 289 cc18-9
19. Mr. McENTEE (for Mr. COCKS)

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, as the application of Germany for admission to the League of Nations was preceded by certain negotiations with the object of assuring Germany that she would be given a permanent seat on the council, he can say whether His Majesty's Government took part in giving these assurances?


On 28th September, 1924, the German Government addressed identic memoranda to all States represented on the Council of the League expressing the desire to enter the League without delay, but making it clear that Germany wished to obtain a permanent seat on the Council. While the question of Germany's nomination as a State permanently represented on the Council was necessarily governed by paragraph 2 of Article 4 of the League Covenant, the Governments addressed by Germany, including His Majestys' Government in the United Kingdom, replied on more or less similar lines to the effect that they would raise no objection to Germany receiving a permanent seat on the Council.

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