§ * SIR RANDAL CREMER (Shoreditch, Haggerston)
I wish to ask the Prime† See (4) Debates, clxxix., 943–4; clxxxi., 828–9.409 Minister if his attention has been called to the conflicting reports which have been published concerning the policy of the British representatives at The Hague Conference, and the decisions arrived at by that body, and whether he will as speedily as possible circulate among Members of this House an official statement of the resolutions agreed to by the Conference.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
I have noticed several conflicting reports in various organs of the Press since the Conference met in June last; but I am not aware to which of these my hon. friend particularly refers. A largo number of questions are now under the consideration of the Conference at various stages, and it would not be courteous to that body to adopt the course which my hon. friend suggests. I can only refer to the Answers given by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to the hon. Member for the Ecclesall Division of Sheffield, and to the statement that Papers will be laid in due course when the Conference has terminated its labours. I am satisfied that when these Papers are placed fully before the country it will be seen that our delegates have acquitted themselves not only to the credit of the country, but to the advantage of the cause of peace.