HC Deb 01 April 1935 vol 300 c24
13. Mr. BOSSOM (for Mr. HALLCAINE)

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what has been the nature of our intervention in connection with Memel with the other signatory Powers to the Memel Statute; and whether he can make a statement with regard to this matter?


As stated in reply to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Ayr Burghs (Lieut.-Colonel Moore) on the 18th March, representations were recently made to the Lithuanian Government by His Majesty's Government, the French Government and the Italian Government. In these representations the Lithuanian Government were informed that the present situation in the Memel territory, in which no Directorate possessing the confidence of the Chamber exists, is incompatible with the principle of autonomy guaranteed to the territory by Statute, and that it is the duty of the Lithuanian Government to bring this situation to an end without delay.

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