HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 cc2577-8W
Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Home Secretary the present position as to the regulation of the international opium traffic and restriction of production?


The hon. and gallant Member will be aware that the general supervision of the traffic is entrusted to the League of Nations, so far as its members are concerned, subject to the provisions of the International Conventions in force, and that the League has appointed an Advisory Committee to deal with the subject. The proceedings of this Committee, and the action taken by the League and the several Governments on its recommendations will be found in the official publications of the League. As a result of the preparatory work done by the Committee, it was decided at the assembly of the League last September to call two International Conferences this year to consider the Far Eastern situation, and the question of the restriction of production respectively. If there is any particular point on which the hon. and gallant Member desires information, perhaps he will put down another question.