HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 cc2113-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the resignation of Dr. Hector, the so-called representative of the Saar population on the Governing Commission, and of the protests of the population against his appointment, the, British representative on the Council of, the League of Nations will be instructed, to urge that an opportunity shall now be given to that population to elect its own representative, either by a direct vote or through the Landesrat?


The appointment of a German representative rests with the Council of the League of Nations, whose responsibility cannot under the Treaty of Versailles be delegated to any other body. There is no need to give special instructions to the British representative on the Council.