HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 cc678-9
67. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that at the meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations at Geneva, on 13th September, M. Beck, the Polish foreign minister, gave notice that the Polish Government is compelled to refuse all future co-operation with the international organisations in regard to the supervision of the application by Poland of the system of minority protection; and, in view of the frequent petitions from Ukrainian and other minorities in Poland which have been before the League of Nations and of the fact that Great Britain is a signatory to the minority treaties, what action is being taken to see that these treaties are carried out?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

With regard to the first part of this question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply returned by my right hon. Friend, the Lord Privy Seal, to the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies) on the 14th November. As regards the second part of this question, the procedure relating to the execution of the minorities treaties is still in force.