HC Deb 08 February 1937 vol 320 cc15-6
31. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the necessity for appointing a new High Commissioner for Danzig as soon as possible; and whether steps are being taken to expedite such appointment?

Viscount Cranborne

The answer to both parts of the question is Yes, Sir.

Mr. Henderson

Is the retiring High Commissioner acting until the appointment of the new High Commissioner?

Viscount Cranborne

I think that is so.

Captain Peter Macdonald

Will the High Commissioner have his status restored to him and not have his massages tapped and all his letters to the League of Nations appropriated by the Nazi party in Danzig—not have his whole position in the country made impossible?

Sir Ronald Ross

Will the Noble Lord assure the House that this officer shall get some reward for his gallant efforts to preserve the position in Danzig?