§ Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Secretary-General of the League of Nations has now been informed that the members of the British Commonwealth 1467W of Nations intend to support the amendment of the Covenant of the League with a view to bringing it into harmony with the Pact of Paris on the lines of the latest agreed formula?
Mr. A. HENDERSON
His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have informed the Secretary-General of the League that they continue to support wholeheartedly the principle involved in the proposal to bring the Covenant of the League into harmony with the Pact of Paris, and that they are ready to join with the other members of the League in accepting the amendments put forward by the First Committee of the recent Assembly, subject to the proviso that ratification of these amendments on behalf of the United Kingdom will be made dependent on the entry into force of a General Treaty for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments. As regards the general position of the other members of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the hon. Member is doubtless aware of the conclusions reached on this subject during the Imperial Conference, as set forth in Section VII of the White Paper containing the summary of proceedings of that Conference (Cmd. 3717). His Majesty's Governments in the Dominions, which are separate members of the League of Nations, will doubtless address the Secretary-General of the League in a similar sense.