§ 3. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His 1494 Majesty's Government are aware of the acute position of minorities in many parts of Europe and whether he will give an assurance that, in any proposals for the revision of the Covenant of the League of Nations, His Majesty's Government will urge that provision is made for the adequate protection of the rights of minorities?
§ Mr. EDEN
As regards the first part of the question, His Majesty's Government are aware that the position of minorities in certain parts of Europe gives rise to some disquiet. As regards the second part of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that the functions of the League in respect of minorities are derived not from the Covenant but from the minorities treaties.
§ Mr. MANDER
Will the right hon. Gentleman try to take advantage of the next meeting of the Assembly to secure some improvement in the machinery dealing with minorities, which is very far from being effective?