HC Deb 19 February 1934 vol 286 cc18-9
32. Captain FULLER (for Mr. LEES-JONES)

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the British Government in 1930 notified the signatory countries to the St. Germain-en-Laye Treaty of its willingness to continue that treaty for a further period of five years, and asked the signatory countries to signify their willingness to do likewise, so obviating the necessity for a formal meeting; which of the countries signified their assent; and on what dates such assents were received by the British Government?


In 1930, when in accordance with Article 15 of the Convention a conference of the signatory Powers to introduce any necessary modifications fell due, His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, after consultation with His Majesty's Govern- ments in the Dominions suggested that a meeting should be held in 1935. The Portuguese Government signified their willingness to accept this proposal on the 29th July, 1930, and the Japanese Government on the 12th August, 1930. It was informally understood that the Belgian Government were prepared to agree to the proposal. No other replies were received.

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