HC Deb 23 May 1928 vol 217 c1850

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present position in regard to the status of Tangier; whether the Powers chiefly concerned are in accord regarding future policy; and whether it is contemplated to refer the question to the League of Nations?

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

The status of Tangier remains governed by the terms of the Tangier Convention of the 18th December, 1928. As the hon. Member is doubtless aware, meetings are being held in Paris by representatives of Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy to discuss amendments to the Convention, and I am happy to state that satisfactory progress is being made. The answer to the third part of the hon. Member's question is in the negative.