HC Deb 29 May 1913 vol 53 cc299-300

asked whether a further international conference on the question of opium and kindred drugs is to be held at The Hague, as provided by the Convention of 1912, and, if so, when; whether the Foreign Secretary is able to state by whom Great Britain will be represented; and whether the British delegates will be instructed that this country is ready to ratify the Convention of 1912 and to introduce legislation in order to give effect to it?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and, as at present arranged, the delegates will meet early in July. The British delegates will be Mr. William Max Müuller and Sir William Collins, both of whom were delegates at the last Conference. Before any decision can be come to as regards ratification it will be necessary for the Conference to consider the replies that have been received from the Powers who did not sign the Convention.

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