HC Deb 20 April 1950 vol 474 c27W
7. Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many Governments have deposited instruments of acceptance of the Havana Charter; which Governments these are; and whether any action has been taken under Article 103, Section 2, subsection (b), of the Charter.

Mr. H. Wilson

Only one, Liberia. In addition the Government of Australia has been authorised by the Australian Parliament to deposit an instrument of acceptance provided that similar action has been taken by the Government of the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

At an informal meeting in July, 1949, of representatives of the Governments concerned, there was general agreement that no useful purpose would be served at that time by action being taken under the article referred to by the hon. Gentleman. No additional instruments of acceptance have been deposited since that date and the position therefore remains unchanged.