§ 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?
§ Following is the answer:
§ The following States have never been Members of the League of Nations:
- United States of America.
- Saudi Arabia.
- The Yemen.
§ The following States have been Members but have now left:
- Costa Rica.
- Germany (including Austria).
§ 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.