HC Deb 30 March 1927 vol 204 cc1221-2
1. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now had an opportunity of reading the Report of the League of Nations Committee on the traffic in women; and can he state whether the Government are considering any further safeguards to prevent British women, especially minors, being attracted abroad by false pretences?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Captain Douglas King)

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Home Secretary. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Acton on the 21st March. Precautions are taken as far as practicable to prevent British women being attracted abroad by false pretences. The Report referred to does not disclose grounds for anxiety so far as this country is concerned.

Colonel DAY

Is the hon. and gallant Member aware that a portion of the Report is so horrible that it has not been published yet? Will he make representations to see that the whole of the Report is published?

Captain KING

I am referring to the whole Report.