HC Deb 14 April 1930 vol 237 c2614
19. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will state the composition of, and the nature of the duties performed by, the Straits Administrative Commission; whether it is a permanent body; and the total cost of the Commission to the British Government?


The Straits Commission consists of representatives of Bulgaria, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Rumania and Turkey. It is the duty of the Commission, which is a permanent body, to see that those provisions of the Straits Convention of Lausanne which relate to the passage of warships and military aircraft Are duly carried out. The total cost of the Commission to His Majesty's Government is, approximately, £1,670 per annum.


Can the hon. Gentleman say who are the representatives?


I cannot answer that question without notice. If the hon. and gallant Gentleman will put down a question, we will give him a reply.

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