HC Deb 11 April 1930 vol 237 cc2519-20W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government accept the decision of the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations on the question of the word "sovereignty" employed by the Government of the Union of South Africa in regard to South-West Africa?


The Permanent Mandates Commission have taken no decision on this question. They have, however, reported to the Council of the League of Nations that some ambiguity existed as to the interpretation of the word "sovereignty" in regard to the mandated territory of South-West Africa. The Council of the League unanimously adopted the view that sovereignty in the traditional sense of the world does not reside in the mandatory power.