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Suez Canal Convention

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 18 April 1951

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent His Majesty's Government regard the Constantinople Convention of 1888 as operative with regard to the Suez Canal; and to what extent they regard themselves bound to sustain Article I of that Convention.

As one of the signatories of the Suez Canal Convention, His Majesty's Government regard it as fully operative, and are bound by Article 1 of the Convention, as they are by all its Articles.