HC Deb 14 July 1926 vol 198 cc428-9W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government proposes the eventual calling of a third Passport Conference, with the object of carrying out the instructions of the Sixth Assembly of the Council of the League of Nations for the abolition of passports and the restoration of pre-War conditions in the matter of passports?


the two previous Passport Conferences have been held under the auspices of the League of Nations. Should the League convene a further Conference, His Majesty's Government will be prepared to send representatives. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, the Conference which took place in May reported in favour of the maintenance of the passport system. The hon. Member's question does not represent quite accurately the resolution of the Sixth Assembly. This resolution did not, and, of course, could not, issue instructions to any Government, nor did the Assembly commit itself to the total abolition of passports.

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