HC Deb 03 July 1899 vol 73 c1274
MR. STANHOPE (Burnley)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is in a position to deny the report current in Germany that the opposition manifested to the proposals for compulsory arbitration at the Peace Conference at The Hague proceeds from the instructions and action of the representatives of Great Britain.


In view of the agreement arrived at that no disclosures should be made of the proceedings at the Conference beyond the authorised communications made to the Press, Her Majesty's Government are unable to give information in regard to the action of the British representatives at the Peace Conference. But the policy of this country in regard to arbitration is sufficiently well known from previous negotiations and public declarations.