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Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is yet in a position to state what action His Majesty's Government will take on the resolution of the Eleventh Assembly of the League of Nations on slavery; and if he has yet been able to take any steps to obtain the co-operation of nations who do not belong to the League of Nations in this matter?

In reply to the first. part of the question I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by me on the 5th of November to the hon. Member for Birkenhead East (Mr. Graham White). In reply to the second part, in the event of any international conference being summoned, or any permanent commission being set up, to deal with this question, the League of Nations would no doubt consider the desirability of inviting non-member States to participate.

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for the second part of his reply, will he be very particular to see that, if such an occasion arises, the products of slave labour will be excluded from the countries that signed the Pact—like Russia?