§ 19. Mr. NOEL-BAKER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether facilities have been granted to Dejazmatch Makonnen to proceed through the Sudan to the western provinces of Abyssinia?
§ 21. Mr. DENMAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has evidence of the relative efficiency with which different members of the League of Nations imposed economic and financial sanctions on Italy; how many members suffered appreciable loss or incurred substantial expense in imposing them; and how Great Britain compares with other members in respect of efficiency, loss, and expense?
§ 27. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will cause to be prepared a statement showing the trade imports and exports to and from Italy of the principal sanctionist countries for the period during which sanctions were imposed, with the comparable results for the previous year?
§ Mr. EDEN
I would refer my hon. Friend the Member for Central Leeds (Mr. Denman) to the Second Report of the Committee of Experts to the Co-ordination Committee of 1st February, a copy of which is already in the Library of the House. There are, in addition, two documents which the Co-ordination Committee have issued since that date, and which contain statistics of the trade between the countries applying sanctions and Italy and the Italian colonies, from November, 1935, to March, 1936; and I am arranging for copies of these documents to be placed in the Library of the House. They will, I think, be found to cover the points raised in the question put by my right hon. Friend the Member for South Molton (Mr. Lambert). On 6th July the Co-ordination Committee adopted a proposal that the various Governments concerned should furnish, before 31st October, 1936, to the Secretariat of the League of Nations for circulation to Governments, a memorandum setting out their experience with reference to the application of the measures enforced and 13 such conclusions as this experience would seem to suggest; and that they should appoint experts to serve on a committee to study this documentation and submit a report to the Governments. My hon. Friend will realise that it would be difficult for me to express an opinion upon the matters raised in his question until that committee has been appointed and has completed its work.
§ Sir ARNOLD WILSON
Will the Committee inquire into the advisability of compensating firms who suffered so severely?