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League Of Nations (Mandates)

Volume 154: debated on Monday 22 May 1922

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asked the Prime Minister whether the present session of the Council of the League of Nations is now concluded, and, if not, when it will be concluded; whether any decision has been come to by the Council regarding any of the "A" or "B" mandates; what subjects on the agenda of the present council have been adjourned till the next meeting: and when that will take place?

The recent session of the Council of the League of Nations terminated on Wednesday last. "B" mandates were not discussed. The draft Palestine Mandate was considered, but its terms were not finally approved. An extraordinary meeting of the Council is to be held not later than the 15th July next, to consider both the "A" and "B" mandates. All the remaining questions on the agenda came under discussion, but in some cases, namely, the questions of minorities in Albania and Latvia, final decisions were postponed to a later session.


asked the Prime Minister whether the American replies to the British Note of 22nd December regarding the A and B Mandates may now be published?

There has been further correspondence with the Government of the United States regarding mandates since the receipt of the American replies in question. These replies could not be published without the consent of the Government of the United States, and I do not think that such consent should be sought until the correspondence has been completed.

Are we to understand the correspondence is still going on and that further communications will be made?