HC Deb 02 May 1928 vol 216 cc1732-3W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the suggestion of Sir Herbert Ames, late financial director of the secretariat of the League of Nations, that a meeting of the Council of the League should be held at Ottawa, where the bilingual machinery provided for the Canadian Parliament would with little reinforcement be effective for such a meeting; and whether, in view especially of the affinity between Canada and the United States, His Majesty's Government would regard such a suggestion favourably?


My attention has not been drawn to the suggestion. I do not feel that I can usefully comment on a proposal of this kind, as any decision to hold a meeting of the Council of the League of Nations elsewhere than at Geneva must be taken by the Council itself.