§ 6. Mr. TREVELYAN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that a Conference in connection with the League of Nations at Geneva recently approved a Convention establishing an international relief union; what the objects of the union are intended to be; what is its relation to existing humanitarian and other societies; whether Great Britain was represented at the Conference; whether the Convention has been ratified by any countries; whether His Majesty's Government contemplate ratification; if so, whether the Convention will first be submitted to Parliament; and whether the Dominions and India have expressed any opinion on the Convention?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
Yes, Sir. The objects of the Union and its relation to existing humanitarian and other societies are stated in the Convention, which will be published by the League of Nations; His Majesty's Government in Great Britain were represented at the Conference; so far as I am aware, no country has yet ratified the Convention; the attitude of His Majesty's Government in Great Britain towards the Convention depends principally on the degree of support which the Union receives from other countries; no decision has been taken 381 regarding the submission of the Convention to Parliament before ratification; so far as I am aware, His Majesty's Governments in the Dominions and the Govern-merit of India have expressed no opinion on the Convention.