HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2103-4
46. Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of personally attending the meetings of the Council and Assembly of the League of Nations whenever possible?

The Prime Minister

His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have been represented at Geneva by the Prime Minister on rare and special occasions only. While taking note of the hon. Member's suggestion, I must reserve my judgment as to whether on any given occasion it may be possible and desirable for me to attend.

Mr. Mander

In view of the prominent part which the Prime Minister is taking in foreign affairs, will he give serious consideration to the meeting of the Assembly, as that would be to the advantage of all concerned?

Mr. Petherick

Does the Prime Minister realise that this question implies a change of heart of hon. Members on the Liberal benches in that they now have confidence in the Prime Minister?

47. Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that references are continually being made in the House to certain articles of the Covenant of the League of Nations, he will consider the advisability of having the chief articles published as a White Paper for the information and convenience of Members of the House?

The Prime Minister

A reprint of the White Paper containing the text of the Covenant was issued by the Stationery Office on 3rd March. Arrangements are being made for a copy to be placed in the Library of the House.

Miss Rathbone

Is the Prime Minister aware that a pocket edition of the Covenant can be obtained for one penny from the League of Nations Union?

Mr. Mathers

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he can refer hon. Members to the text of the Schedule to the Peace Bill promoted by the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander), and that they will find what they require there?

Mr. Vyvyan Adams

Is the Prime Minister aware that the Covenant is worth considerably more than one penny?