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Tuesday, 11 May 1920

Mr HUGHES - The answer to the honorable member's question is as follows : -

According to the Treaty of Peace, the following were the original members of the League of Nations: - United States of America, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, British Empire: Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, India;

China, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hedjaz, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Roumania, Serb-Croat-Slovene State, Siam, Czecho-Slovakia, Uruguay.

The Treaty also sets out that the following States have been invited to accede to the League of Nations Covenant: - Argentine Republic, Chili, Colombia, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Persia, Salvador, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Venezuela. So far, the Government has been officially advised of the accession to the League of the Argentine Republic, Chili, Paraguay, Persia and Spain.

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