HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 cc2575-6W
sir R. GOWER

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether he will consider the desirability of bringing to the notice of the Council of the League of Nations the necessity that exists for international action to be taken to make the discharge of crude oil from ships upon the high seas illegal?


Since it has so far unhappily proved impossible to obtain the consent of certain Powers to the draft oonvention for the prevention of oil pollution drawn up at the Washington Conference of 1926, in which 12 of the 13 participating maritime Powers are members of the League of Nations, I do not consider that any useful purpose would be served by submitting this problem to the Council at the present time.