Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations (Building, Geneva).

– in the House of Commons on 26th May 1930.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Walter De Frece Colonel Sir Walter De Frece , Blackpool

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the reason for the delay in the commencement of the new League of Nations building at Geneva; and whether the management of this scheme is in the hands of a committee, and, if so, what committee?

Mr. A. HENDERSON:

The delay has been due to certain difficulties which have arisen in connection with the acoustic properties of the new Assembly Hall, and with the drainage of the site. But it is hoped to invite tenders in August for the first stages of the work. The Council are at present acting under the advice of a Committee of Five, but the execution of the plans when formally approved will be in the hands of the Secretary-General and the Building Committee of the League.

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Has any money been paid over for the site, and, if so, does it come out of the funds of the League?

Mr. HENDERSON:

That is a question of which I must have notice.