HC Deb 06 July 1927 vol 208 c1265

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state which of the signatory Powers to the International Opium Convention of February, 1925, have deposited ratifications of that convention; whether that convention is now in force; and, if not, whether he can say when it is likely to become operative?


I understand that since the replies given to the hon. Member on the 14th February and 17th November last, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Poland have ratified the Convention. As stated in the reply of the 17th November, the Convention cannot come into force until the requisite number of ratifications prescribed in Article 36 have been deposited. His Majesty's Government have done their best to urge ratification by the other signatories.