§ Sir J. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government are acceding to the Convention on Consent to Marriage Minimum Age for Marriage and Registration of Marriages.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
It is our firm intention to accede to this Convention as soon as posible. The reason for delay is the necessity for further legislation in certain dependent territories to ensure that the position there conforms to the requirements of the Convention. As soon as sufficient progress has been made with this we shall accede to the Convention.