Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Am I to take it, from the hon. Gentleman's answer, that the treaty has not yet been ratified?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is the Ambassador going to Angora before coming to this country?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 14. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the forgery of notes in Hungary has been the subject of communications between the Foreign Office and any foreign Government; and whether His Majesty's Government will consider the desirability of bringing, or agreeing to bring, the subject under the notice of the League of Nations on account of the bearing it has upon the financial...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 15. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can yet inform this House of the attitude he has been instructed to adopt at the forthcoming meeting of the Council of the League of Nations on, the subject of a further increase of the permanent membership of the Council beyond the admission of Germany?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is it not the fact that the extraordinary Session of the Council of the League of Nations was called to deal exclusively with the question of the admission of Germany?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: May we conclude that the activities of the Committee of Imperial Defence are entirely outside the control of the House of Commons?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: This afternoon, in our characteristic British casual way, we are undertaking vast, indiscernible and indefinite responsibilities, extending into the future, and extending in a way which at present we cannot very well judge. The general argument that is brought against us on this side of the House—a form of argument which I very much regret—is that stage by stage we have found ourselves in...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I suppose, as the mandatory Power, it will be our function to advise Iraq when to apply for membership, and then it will come before the Assembly. I notice a good deal is said of our strengthening the Iraq Army, and when that is completed they will become really civilised. We are frightened of the Turks because they may attack the inhabitants of Iraq, but who arms the Turks? The same people...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is there any prospect of the question of the extension of the numbers of the Council of the League coming up at the meeting in March?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 9. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the new electoral law has been put into force in Egypt; whether he has received an assurance that the enforcement of this law would be in accordance with the Egyptian Constitution; and whether the date on which the new elections are to be held has yet been fixed?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The Under-Secretary said that £500 was the cost of sending this mission to Yokohama and Tokio, and that there was nobody on the spot who could be entrusted with the work. The Office of Works has resident officers in many capitals, and I understood there was one in Japan. Would it not have been cheaper if the resident officer had prepared plans and sketches and done the necessary work,...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Is the Embassy establishment at Therapia still being maintained?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 35. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present size of the armies of occupation in the Rhineland; to what figure are they to be reduced; and what will be the proportion of British, French and Belgian troops, respectively?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Would the right hon. Gentleman answer the last part of my question—as to the proportion of the troops?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 47. asked the Prime Minister whether any of the Dominions has declared its adhesion to the Treaty of Locarno?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 60. asked the Prime Minister whether he can inform this House of the reasons for which the preliminary disarmament conference has been postponed?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: (by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give this House, before it rises, any information with regard to the proceedings of the Preparatory Commission on Disarmament recently convened by the League of Nations at Geneva?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Has any date been fixed for a further sitting of the Commission?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 2. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the British delegate to the Peking Tariff Conference was instructed to state that the British Government intend to respect the sovereign right of China to tariff autonomy: whether any additional instructions have been given to the British delegation since his letter of instructions of 18th September last; and whether he will publish...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 3. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement to this House with regard to the proceedings of the preparatory Commission on Disarmament now sitting at Geneva?