HC Deb 27 April 1938 vol 335 cc125-6W
Mr. Mander

asked the Prime Minister the reasons why, in agreeing to the League of Nations Convention concerning the status of refugees coming from Germany, signed on 10th February, 1938, at Geneva, the British Government has excepted, in respect of Article 24, the Colonial Empire, protectorates, and mandated territories?

Mr. Butler:

There was no opportunity between the adoption by the conference of the text of this Convention on 9th February and its signature on l0th February for Colonial Governments to consider the terms of the Convention and to agree to its application to their respective territories. Article 24 of the Convention provides for its application to colonial territories at the time of signature, ratification, accession, or subsequently.

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