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Russian Famine (Norwegian Proposals)

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 15 June 1922

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asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Council of the League of Nations, at its last meeting, declined to deal with the proposal of the Norwegian Government that a Commission should be appointed to inquire into the Russian famine situation on the ground that it would he snore properly dealt with by the Genoa Conference; whether it was in part considered at Genoa; and, if not, what course the Government propose to instruct their representatives to take on this matter at the next meeting of the Council?

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The proposals of the Norwegian Government reached Genoa too late to be considered by the Conference. In these circumstances, I am not in a position to say what further action will he taken in the matter.