§ (5.30.) On the Motion for the adjournment—
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN (Stirling Burghs)
I beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the House when he proposes to lay on the Table Papers relating to the Treaty with Japan, and whether he will take that opportunity, or what opportunity he will take, of informing the House on the subject.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I am not aware that there are any Papers to be laid on theTable on this subject, though, if the right hon. Gentleman desires it, I will make more 1164 particular inquiries from my noble friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. As there are no Papers, I am not aware that there is any statement to be made by His Majesty's Government, or that the documents already laid require any explanation. So far as the Government are aware, they speak very much for themselves, and carry on the face of them the reasons which have led to the Treaty between Japan and this country.