§ SIR H. COTTON (Nottinghamshire, E.)
I beg to ask the secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he expects to be in a position to lay upon the Table the terms of the Convention between Great Britain and China which was signed at Pekin on April 27th; and whether he proposes to present Papers on the subject.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN (for Sir EDWARD GREY)
Provision is made in the Convention for the exchange of ratification 1269 within three months of signature, and as soon as it is ratified the Convention will be presented to Parliament. It docs not seem necessary to lay any other Papers on the subject.