HC Deb 08 May 1934 vol 289 cc922-3
65. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proposals have been put forward by any member of the League of Nations for revising the minorities procedure of the League; and what is the attitude of His Majesty's Government?


I assume that the hon. Member refers to the draft resolution which the Polish Government have requested the Secretary-General to place on the Agenda of the fifteenth ordinary session of the Assembly. The draft resolution calls upon the Council to summon within six months of the close of the proceedings of the Assembly an international conference consisting of all the members of the League of Nations for the purpose of drawing up a General Convention on the international protection of minorities. This proposal of the Polish Government will be carefully studied by His Majesty's Government at the same time as the other items figuring on the agenda of the fifteenth session.


Will the views of His Majesty's Government be stated at the Council meeting next week?


His Majesty's Government will first consider the proposals before they make a statement.