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Montreux Convention (Revision)

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement regarding the attitude of His Majesty's Government towards the proposed revision of the Montreux Convention.

As the hon. and gallant Member is aware, the Government of the United States recently made proposals to the Turkish Government for the revision of the Montreux Convention of 1936. His Majesty's Government agree that a revision of the Montreux Convention is to be desired, but the proposals are still under consideration, and I would prefer, therefore, to make no further statement at the present time,