HC Deb 28 April 1932 vol 265 c576
12. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Home Secretary whether British ratification of the 1931 Convention for the limitation of the manufacture of narcotic drugs has yet been decided upon; and, if not, when is a decision regarding ratification likely to be made?


It is the intention of His Majesty's Government to ratify this Convention and, to enable this to be done, the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1932, was passed with the object of bringing our law into conformity with the provisions of the Convention.

Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

As this has already passed the other House, how long will it be before there is ratification? Will it be before the summer?


I cannot give a precise date. We are in communication with the Dominions and Colonies on the subject.