HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 c2155W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the Ukranian Minority in Poland has addressed to the League of Nations two petitions, dated 15th January, 1929, concerning the liquidation of Ukranian elementary schools and, dated 2nd March, 1929, concerning the abolition of autonomous administration, respectively; whether he has yet been notified of these petitions; and what is the present state of affairs concerning these petitions?


I have not yet been officially notified of these petitions, although I have to-day received copies from my hon. Friend. Under the ordinary procedure, the Acting President of the Council of the League of Nations, with the assistance of two other members, would examine the petitions and report on them to the Council. This examination would not be held before the next session of the Council, which opens on 12th May.