Silesia (British Troops).

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 15th March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Alexander Sprot Sir Alexander Sprot , Fife Eastern

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asked the Prime Minister why British troops are still retained in Silesia; and when they are to be withdrawn?

Photo of Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame Mr Philip Lloyd-Greame , Hendon

Under the Treaty of Versailles (Section 6 of the Annex to Article 88) the powers of the Plebiscite Commission in Upper Silesia terminate when the parts of the area allotted to Germany and Poland have been placed under German and Polish administration. This cannot be done until the economic convention for the administration of the industrial area, now being negotiated between Germany and Poland under a chairman appointed by the League of Nations, has been concluded. It is hoped that those negotiations will be completed shortly. It will then be possible to withdraw the Plebiscite Commission, and with it the allied troops, including the British contingent.