HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 cc939-40
7. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether all the arms producing Powers have now ratified the Arms Traffic Convention governing the private manufacture of arms which was passed by the Assembly of the League of Nations?

The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

I presume my hon. Friend is referring to the Convention signed at Geneva on 17th June, 1925, which concerns the control of the international traffic in arms and munitions of war. Up to now France and the Netherlands are the only arms producing countries of whose ratification we have received official notification. Austria's ratification is, however, imminent, and may even have been deposited by this time.


Has the British Consul in China lately made representations about arms getting into that country?


I must have notice of that question.