HC Deb 18 March 1925 vol 181 cc2300-1W
Commander BELLA IRS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the terms of the amendment of Article 16 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, which was made by the Second Assembly of the League, together with the names of the nations that have ratified the amendment?


Four amendments to Article 16 were adopted by the Second Assembly. The text will be found in the records of the Assembly, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. The first amendment was superseded by an amendment adopted by the Fifth Assembly, the text of which will also be found in the Library. I am not aware that any country has yet ratified the last-mentioned amendment. The names of those which have ratified the three remaining amendments of 1921 are given in the annex to the supplementary report to the Fifth Assembly on the work of the Council and Secretariat, which is also in the Library. Greece should be added to the list in respect of all three.