HC Deb 16 May 1934 vol 289 c1741

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will consider the advisability of proposing at the council meeting of the League of Nations that an international naval force should be sent to make a demonstration off the coast of Liberia, with a view to persuading that country to recognise the obligations of humanity by the suppression of slavery?


I can assure the hon. Member that His Majesty's Government have carefully examined all aspects of the Liberian problem before instructing their representative at the present meeting of the League Council at Geneva. It will be for the council to determine what recommendations to make.


Does the right hon. Gentleman not think that this gross scandal ought to be brought to an end one way or another as soon as possible?


I quite agree, but I doubt whether the method proposed would have the slightest prospect of success.

Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind the claims of other countries to have an international force sent on the same grounds?

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