HC Deb 09 August 1920 vol 133 c58W
Captain BENN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the fact that at the 25th Session of the Hague International Convention, and again after their signature, the British delegates made a declaration to the effect that the Articles were to apply to British India, Ceylon, the Straits Settlements, Hong Kong, and Wei-hai-wei in every respect in the same way as to the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Government is prepared to carry out this pledge and see that legislation similar to what is contained in the Dangerous Drugs Bill is provided for the Eastern dependencies of the Empire?


Laws and Regulations which are believed to be strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention are already in force in the countries named. The Government of India have, however, been instructed to examine their Laws and Regulations in order to ascertain whether the ratification of the Convention necessitates any changes of detail.

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