HC Deb 02 June 1927 vol 207 c556W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the fact that, the League of Nations invited the Government of India to send five non-official delegates to the International Economic Conference, he will state the considerations the Government of India had in appointing only three delegates, one of whom was an official European and only two unofficial Indians; and whether any representations have been received by the Government of India with regard to the personnel of the delegation?


The reasons for appointing only three members for India were that the problems to be discussed were primarily European and that the expense of sending five members would not be justified by the extent of India's interest in the agenda. Many other Governments, including those of other parts of the British Empire, took the same view. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.