HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 cc1790-1W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the United Nations' Charter, passed at San Francisco, will be placed before the House for debate, amendment and ratification.

Mr. Mabane

It is intended that the Charter of the new World Organisation, which is to be signed at San Francisco, should be subject to ratification by Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. The late Government promised that Parliament should be fully consulted at each stage and before anything was finally settled. The Charter will not be ready for debate by the present Parliament. But I have no doubt that whatever Government is returned to power will arrange for effect to be given to this promise as soon as possible after the new Parliament assembles.