13. Mr. L'ESTRANGE MALONE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he proposes to take steps to bring into operation the convention for the abolition of import and export prohibitions and restrictions of 8th November, 1927, and the two international agreements concerning the exportation of hides, skins, and bones of 11th July, 1928?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
His Majesty's Government have decided to ratify these instruments on behalf of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the instrument of ratification will be prepared and deposited at Geneva so soon as certain documents which are required for the purpose are received from the offices of the League of Nations. I would, however, remind the hon. Member that the effective entry into operation of both the Convention and the Agreements is dependent upon their ratification by a number of other States.