HC Deb 04 April 1938 vol 334 cc17-8
22. Mr. Harvey

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the increasing urgency of the problem of refugees, the Government will use its influence to secure the continuance of the Nansen office at Geneva and an extension of the scope of its activities?

Mr. Butler

His Majesty's Government have already stated their opinion that arrangements should be made for the work hitherto undertaken by the Nansen Office to be carried on after its liquidation for a further period of years under the auspices of the League. As I informed the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies) on 7th March, the future of the League's work for refugees is at present under consideration by a committee of three members of the League Council.

Mr. Harvey

In view of the increasing urgency of the problem, will the Government use all its influence in the Council of the League to secure a speedy and satisfactory solution along the lines indicated?

Mr. Butler