HC Deb 23 February 1945 vol 408 c1111W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport what are the results of the negotiations between this country and Sweden on the joining by Sweden of the Allied Shipping Pool; and whether other countries were invited.

Mr. Noel-Baker

We are hoping shortly to learn whether the Swedish Government have decided to join the United Maritime Authority. It is open to any Government of the United Nations, or to the Government of any neutral country, to join the Authority, if they desire to do so, and if they are prepared to accept the obligations which membership involves.