HC Deb 16 March 1937 vol 321 cc1883-4W
Viscountess Astor

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether His Majesty's Government intend to ratify the convention on the repatriation of seamen in view of the fact that 17 countries have now ratified this convention, including such maritime Powers as France, Germany, Italy, and Poland?

Dr. Burgin

His Majesty's Government indicated in Command Paper 3336 of 1929 that they are prepared to reconsider their decision not to ratify this convention as soon as at least six of the principal maritime Powers have registered their ratification with the Secretary-General of the League of Nations. This position has not yet been reached.