HC Deb 23 July 1934 vol 292 cc1515-6

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether there has been a favourable response to the draft rules for the treatment of prisoners circulated by the League of Nations to States members of the League; and whether the British delegation to the League will be authorised to propose confirmation of these draft rules at the forthcoming assembly of the League?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Prime Minister to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for St. Marylebone (Captain Cunningham-Reid) on the 30th May last. As regards the second part, the position is that the Fifth Committee of the forthcoming assembly will have before it a report by the Secretary-General of the League giving the views of the various Governments on this subject. Until that report is received it is not possible to decide what action shall be taken by the British delegation, but the House has already been informed that the revised rules are already applied in practice in this country.

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