HC Deb 16 June 1937 vol 325 cc381-2W
Lieut.-Commander Tufnell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the last representations were made by Great Britain or the League of Nations to the United States, Japan, Germany and Italy, respectively, with a view to persuading those countries to take a more active part in League affairs; and what was the nature of the reply in each case?

Viscount Cranborne

The Council and the Assembly of the League of Nations

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The figures are as follow:

constantly invite the Governments of States which are not members of the League to participate in League conferences and committees on technical questions, and non-member States do in fact frequently collaborate in many aspects of the League work. It would be impossible, in the space of an answer to a question in this House, to give details of all such invitations and of the replies thereto. His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom for their part warmly welcome the participation of non-member States in the activities and work of the League in all cases in which the Governments of those States feel able to collaborate.