§ * MR. REES
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether the Peace Congress recently held in New York had any international basis; whether Great Britain was represented thereat by any authorised agent or agents; and whether the resolutions adopted in respect of the Hague Conference have any authority, other than such as they may derive from the character of those who adopted such resolutions.
§ SIR H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
The National Arbitration and Peace Congress at New York has no international character, and is understood to be a meeting of private societies interested in the question of settling disputes between countries by arbitration. His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington and His Excellency the Governor - General of Canada were invited to attend the dinner which closed the congress on the 17th instant. As to the latter part of the Question the Answer is in the negative.