§ SIR G. BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, he can state whether the Treaty affecting the commercial relations between France and the Canadian Dominion has been confirmed by both these Governments; whether the Imperial Government has as yet given its assent; and, at what dates will the Treaty be completed and ratified?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON, Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
Owing to a defect in the Act of the Canadian Parliament confirming the 290 Treaty, it has not yet been possible to exchange ratifications. This will be amended as soon as the Canadian Legislature meets, and the ratifications will then take place without delay.