HC Deb 11 December 1906 vol 167 cc129-30

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the date of the next Hague Conference has yet been settled; and whether the Powers have agreed to include the question of disarmament or the arrest of armaments in the discussions of the Conference.


His Majesty's Government have not yet learned that any date has been settled for the meeting of this Conference. With regard to the latter part of the Question, I have nothing at present to add to the Answer given by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for North Salford on 9th April last, † and to my own statement in the House of Commons on the 9th of May, which explain the attitude of His Majesty's Government.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the proposed increase of the Japanese and American Navy Estimates has been the only out- † See (4) Debates, clv., 984. come of our example to the Peace Conference?

[No Answer was returned.]