HC Deb 06 July 1936 vol 314 c857W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any information as to the new Czechoslovakian defence law which threatens the existence of the whole of the minorities in the so-called defence belt; and what steps he proposes to take, through the League, to protect those minorities and to see that the minority treaties are observed by Czechoslovakia?


As regards the first part of the question, the provisions of the law have been brought to my attention. As regards the second part of the question, I understand that the Germany party in Czechoslovakia have addressed a petition to the League relating to the position of minorities in Czechoslovakia. Pending the consideration of this petition in accordance with the appropriate procedure at Geneva it would not be possible for me to make any statement.