HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2090-1W
Mr. Horabin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that exports and stocks of tin are under the control of an international committee on which countries still at peace have a majority of votes, he will immediately invoke Clause 24 of the agreement, which provides against a signatory country being prejudiced when at war?

Mr. M. MacDonald

No, Sir. I do not think that at present British interests are prejudiced by the continuance of the agreement.