HC Deb 14 November 1934 vol 293 cc1933-5

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the continuance of propaganda directed from German wireless stations against the Governing Commission of the Saar in general, and attacks on Mr. Knox, the president, in particular; whether, as these are inconsistent with the German undertaking of June last not to interfere in the plebiscite arrangements, he will consider the advisability of raising at the next meeting of the Council of the League as to whether a postponement of the election date may not become necessary if these attacks and intimidation of the population continue?


I am aware that the Saar Governing Commission and its president have been the object of attack on the German wireless. I naturally deplore such attacks; but, as the hon. Member is aware, a special meeting of the League Council has been convened for the 21st November to consider the report of its Saar Committee on the arrangements for the plebiscite, and I am therefore unable to make any statement on this matter at present. In reply to the last part of the hon. Member's question, the date for the plebiscite has already been fixed by the Council of the League of Nations.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there has been any cessation in the violence of these attacks during the last few weeks?


Not without notice.