HC Deb 04 April 1928 vol 215 cc1945-6
45. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that in 1925 representatives of His Majesty's Government signed a convention for the supervision of the international trade in arms and ammunition and in implements of war, he will state whether this Convention has been ratified by His Majesty's Government; and, if not, whether he will state the reason?

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

I have been asked to reply. The Arms Traffic Convention has not yet been ratified by His Majesty's Government for the reason explained in my reply to the hon. Members for Anglesey (Sir R. Thomas) and Dewsbury (Mr. Riley) on the 28th of March.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is there any chance of ratifying the Convention?


We shall be glad to ratify when we can get other Powers to do so simultaneously with us.