HC Deb 07 June 1928 vol 218 cc359-60W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether answers have been yet received from the Rumanian and Hungarian Governments, respectively, to the proposals made by the Council of the League of Nations for a judicial settlement of the questions between the Hungarian optants and Rumania; and what steps it is now proposed to take to carry out the provisions of the Treaty of Trianon?


The Roumanian Government informed the Secretary-General of the League, in a letter of 28th May, that they could not accept the proposals made by the Council during the March session. The Hungarian representative informed the Council at the March session that he accepted the proposals on behalf of his Government. I am not aware whether the Hungarian Government have made any further communication to the Council, or whether in the circumstances any further communication from them is necessary. As regards the second part of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that, while the Hungarian Government have, in bringing this matter before the Council of the League, appealed to Article 239 of the Treaty of Trianon, the Rumanian Government, who have likewise brought it before the Council, have done so in virtue of Article 11 of the Covenant. It is not therefore merely a question of the Council deciding on certain steps to carry out the provisions of the Treaty of Trianon. For the rest the Council is at present in session, and the result of its deliberations on this subject will no doubt be published in due course.