HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 c1530

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the legislation of Tangier is controlled in any way by the British, French, and Spanish Governments?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir Austen Chamberlain)

The Tangier Convention provides that certain regulations and fiscal enactments shall be in force for two years, after which they may be modified or abrogated. The Committee of Control, which consists of foreign consular representatives, is bound to veto any legislation which infringes the provisions of the Tangier Convention. Apart from this right of veto the action of the legislative Assembly at Tangier is not controlled by the British, French or Spanish Governments.