The French Union Assembly, an advisory body of elected representatives from France and her Overseas Territories, has voted against ratification of the Franco-Indian treaty on the cession of the French settlements of Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam to India. The treaty was signed on May 28, 1956, in New Delhi. It has not yet been debated in the French National Assembly and the Council of the Republic (Upper House). After a three-day debate the Union Assembly voted on March 1 against ratification by 86 votes to 44. A report by the Assembly's Foreign Relations Commission said safeguards to French subjects and interests in the treaty were inadequate.