HC Deb 28 March 1927 vol 204 cc884-5W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what difference there exists between the work of Sub-Commission B set up by the Preparatory Commission on Disarmament and the work of the Joint Commission set up by the Council of the League; and whether Sub-Commission A and Sub-Commission B have made any Reports to the Preparatory Commission?


It was originally intended that the Preparatory Committee should be assisted by two advisory sub-committees, namely, the Permanent Advisory Commission on military, naval and air questions and a Joint Commission consisting of representatives of the various League organs on all other questions. To meet the views of States not members of the League, and consequently not represented on the organs of the League, it was subsequently decided to interpose between the Joint Commission and the Prepara- tory Committee a special sub-committee entitled Sub-Commission B, consisting of representatives of all the States represented on the Preparatory Committee. This arrangement permits Governments not represented on the Joint Commission to express an opinion on financial and economic questions through their representatives on Sub-Commission B. Both sub-commissions have issued reports, which may be seen in the Library of the House.

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