Mr. Chamberlain wound up the debate with one of his
supremely competent debating speeches. His examination of the thorny colonial problem, upon which he had been asked some searching questions by Mr. Churchill, gave general satisfaction. While insisting that there was no question of surrendering any portion of the British Empire, he stated that the mandated territories were in a different category, and hinted at the possibilities of transfer. Such a transfer would, of course, however, require "the assent of the Mandatory Power, the assent of the Power to whom the territory was to be transferred, and finally the assent of the Council of the League of Nations."