HC Deb 30 January 1956 vol 548 cc577-8
3. Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will publish the text of the Convention on Establishment, signed by the United Kingdom and other member countries of the Council of Europe in December, 1955; and when Her Majesty's Government propose to ratify this instrument, and by what process.

Lord John Hope

The United Kingdom has not yet signed this Convention, so these questions do not arise.

Mr. Maitland

While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him to take some steps to make sure that the Press Officer of the Council of Europe does disseminate correct information?

Lord John Hope

I was not aware that any incorrect information had been disseminated, but I will certainly look into the matter.