§ 1. Mr. ELLIS SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will inform the House of the situation in Danzig; and what is the position of the High Commissioner appointed by the League of Nations?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Eden)
I understand that, as was arranged at the meeting of the Council of the League on 4th July, the Polish Government are now dealing through the diplomatic channel with the recent incident during the visit to Danzig of the German cruiser "Leipzig," and also that the Government of Danzig have given assurances regarding the personal safety of the High Commissioner. According to an official communique which appeared in the Polish Press of 10th July, the Polish representative in Danzig has informed the President of the Danzig Senate that the Polish Government would not permit the unilateral revision of the Statute of Danzig. Herr Greiser is stated to have declared in his reply that the Senate did not intend to take any exceptional measures.
§ Mr. MANDER
Do I understand that the High Commissioner is now able to carry out his duties unmolested, and with complete freedom as was the case before?
§ Mr. DALTON
Is it not the case that an order has been issued in Danzig that all public employés shall join the Nazi party or be dismissed? Is not that a gross breach of Treaty obligations? Are His Majesty's Government taking any action?
§ 2. Mr. E. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can inform the House of the circumstances that led to the decision with regard to trade unions by the supreme court of Danzig at the end of April, 1936?
§ Miss WILKINSON
Can the League give the same protection to trade unionists in Danzig as it is supposed to give to minorities?
§ 3. Mr. E. SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the violent treatment of 2017 prominent members of the Conservative party in the free city of Danzig; and whether he will propose that action be taken to put an end to this violence through the provisions of the League of Nations constitution and the High Commissioner?
8. Mr. VYVYAN ADAMS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will propose before the Council of the League of Nations that new elections be held in Danzig in view of the admitted irregularity of the last elections; and whether he will propose that to ensure their proper conduct they be held under the protection of an international force?
§ Mr. MANDER
Is it not clear that Germany would not permit any such election in the present circumstances?