MR. GIBSON BOWLES
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury have His Majesty's Government considered the effect of the proposed dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway upon the obligations undertaken by Great Britain in Article 2 of the Treaty of November 17th, 1855, guaranteeing the territories of the King of Sweden and Norway, and undertaking in certain eventualities to furnish naval End military forces in defence of those territories; and will these obligations be in any way impaired, so far as Great Britain is concerned, by the dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Undoubtedly, Sir, should a separation take place between the two kingdoms forming the Scandinavian Peninsula the treaty to which the hon. Member refers will require reconsideration.