White Slave Traffic.

I move:

That the Seanad approves of the International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, signed at Paris on the 18th day of May, 1904, the International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, signed at Paris on the 4th day of May, 1910, and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children, signed at Geneva on the 30th day of September, 1921, copies of which were laid on the Table of the Seanad on the 11th October, 1933, and recommends the Executive Council to take the necessary steps to accede to the said International Conventions.

These three conventions are being taken together on the one motion, as they are supplementary to each other and may be regarded as an International Code for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic. Accession to the 1921 Convention, in fact, binds the acceding State to accede to the Conventions of 1904 and 1910. It is not a matter in which we are very vitally interested, if at all; but simply that we are co-operating with other countries in expressing our views on this particular issue.

I second the motion.

Motion put and declared carried.