HC Deb 28 March 1923 vol 162 c563W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies which of the Colonies and Protectorates have adhered to the 1921 Convention for the suppression of the traffic in women and children; and will he take steps to secure the adherence of all those Colonies and Protectorates which have not yet adhered?


The Bahamas, British Guiana, Barbados, British Honduras, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Kenya, Nyasaland, Ceylon, Hong Kong, the Straits Settlements, Seychelles, Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, Northern Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia and Fiji, have already adhered to the Convention to which the hon. Member refers. Steps have been taken to secure the adherence of all Colonies and Protectorates, where such a step seems to he called for, but the conditions in some Colonies are such that adherence to the Convention is either unnecessary or impracticable.

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