HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 cc1141-2
2. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether he will state the reasons for the resignation of Mr. Hoden, until re- cently private secretary to the Secretary-General of the League of Nations?

The Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Butler)

My Noble Friend has no special information regarding the reasons for Mr. Hoden's resignation.

Mr. Mander

In view of the fact that we are responsible, as members of the Council, for the Secretariat, will the Minister not make inquiries, and is it not the case that the resignation was partly due to political differences as to the future of the League of Nations itself?

Mr. Butler

The appointment and dismissal of the members of the Secretariat is a matter for the Secretary-General of the League.

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