§ Mr. RUPERT GUINNESS
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he has any information as to the intention of the Danish Government to propose a conference of representatives of certain countries to discuss the question of alien criminals in those countries and the cost of their maintenance, with a view either to an exchange of such prisoners or to an arrangement by which the country of origin of a criminal convicted elsewhere would become responsible for the cost of maintaining such a criminal; and whether this country, if invited, will take part 314 in the conference contemplated by the Danish Government?
§ The UNDER SECRETARY for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. McKinnon Wood)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. While His Majesty's Government are anxious to assist in making arrangements for the return of criminals to their country of origin, it is impossible to say whether His Majesty's Government would accept such an invitation until it is received and the exact nature of the proposals to be discussed is known.