HC Deb 30 April 1934 vol 289 cc16-7
13. Sir C. CAYZER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the terms of reference of the committee of three appointed by the League Council in January to report on problems likely to arise in connection with the Saar plebiscite next year, include the consideration by the committee of measures to prevent the possible victimisation of any inhabitants of the Saar territory for a suitable period after the plebiscite has been held; and, if not, whether he will represent to the League Council at its forthcoming session that it should instruct its committee of three to consider this matter also before submitting its report for the consideration of the council?


Under a resolution adopted by the council of the League on the 20th January last, the council invited the committee of three, with a view to the report which that committee is to submit to it, to take particularly into consideration the study of the appropriate means of safeguarding the population against pressure of any kind and the execution of any threats likely to affect the trustworthiness of the voting. I think that in these circumstances it will be best to await the committee's report.