Poland (Ukrainian Minority).

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered the letter lately sent him, signed by several persons representing widely different views in this country, asking him, as chairman of the Committee of Three, to use his influence in the direction of negotiations between the Polish government and the leaders of the Ukrainian parliamentary party, firstly on the question of compensation for damage to life and property during the so-called pacification, and secondly on the question of autonomy, and to urge that the Ukrainian question shall be placed on the agenda of the September council of the League of Nations; and whether he will bring these representations before the Committee of Three at the meeting arranged to take place in September and give them his support?

Photo of Mr Arthur Henderson Mr Arthur Henderson , Burnley

I received yesterday the letter to which the hon. and gallant Member refers. I shall, of course, give full consideration to the proposals put forward in that letter, but it would be premature to say, on the day after its receipt, what course of action it may appear desirable to take in the questions which it raises.