COUNCIL OF EUROPE (STATUTE REVISION) (Hansard, 23 July 1951)
HC Deb 23 July 1951 vol 491 cc7-9W
46. Sir H. Williams

asked the Prime Minister when he proposes to take steps to give effect to the change in paragraph (a) of Article 25 of the Statute of the Council of Europe.

The Prime Minister

The revised text of Article 25 (a) of the Statute of the Council of Europe provides that representatives of each member country shall be elected by its Parliament or appointed in such manner as that Parliament shall decide. The composition of the United Kingdom delegation to the Consultative Assembly is arranged through the usual channels and announced in Parliament. So far as I am aware this procedure is in accordance with the wishes of Parliament. His Majesty's Government therefore consider that the present system of appointing representatives to the Consultative Assembly fulfils the requirements of the amended Article 25 (a) of the statute.

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