HC Deb 16 March 1927 vol 203 c2030W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that the white slave traffic could be stopped if Consuls generally refused to give visas except after reference to the Consul of the country of origin; and whether he will make representations to the nations concerned to ensure the adoption of this policy?


I do not know upon what authority the hon. Member bases his belief in the efficacy of this particular proposal. It is not supported by the Report recently presented to the Council of the League of Nations, and its universal application would, I am advised, be impracticable. The question what further steps could be taken internationally to deal with this evil will be considered by the Advisory Committee of the League of Nations which is specially concerned with this matter.