HC Deb 09 July 1930 vol 241 cc397-8
5. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what stage the preparations have reached for the proposed World Disarmament Conference next year; when and where it will meet; and what steps he proposes to take at the Assembly of the League of Nations this year to further the holding of this conference?


As my hon. and gallant Friend is probably aware, the meeting of the Preparatory Disarmament Commission has been definitely fixed for 3rd November next. It is hoped that this will prove the final meeting of the Commission, and that the Council of the League of Nations will thereafter be able to suggest a date for the summoning of the General Disarmament Conference. No further action can, therefore, be taken at this stage.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Does my right hon. Friend anticipate a meeting next year as originally planned?


That will largely depend on the conclusions reached by the Preparatory Commission.