HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 cc2691-3
22. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Prime Minister whether he will name the countries eligible for membership who have never joined the League of Nations; the countries who joined and have since left; and the countries now in membership who have stipulated that they are not prepared to apply sanctions at the request of the League?

Mr. Butler

As the answer is somewhat long, I will with the hon. Member's permission circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Davies

Will the list to be published include the Scandinavian countries who have just decided against sanctions?

Mr. Butler

I do not think that that is covered by the hon. Member's question as I read it.

Following is the answer:

The following States have never been Members of the League of Nations:

The following States have been Members but have now left:

The following States have given of withdrawal:

By decision of the League Council on 14th May last Switzerland, in view of her special position, was released from any obligation to participate in sanctions.