MR. ARNOLD HERBERT (Buckinghamshire, Wycombe)
To ask the Prime Minister if His Majesty's Government will instruct the British representatives at the forthcoming Hague Conference to press upon the Powers the adoption of an international agreement providing for an ultimate appeal from all prize courts to the Hague Tribunal.
(Answered by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.) This subject is not one of those expressly included in the Russian programme, but it will not be lost sight of, and has, in fact, already teen mentioned by His Majesty's Government as a subject which might be included. I cannot, however, make statements about‡See (4) Debates, clxvii., 1696; clxvi., 1155.697 the instructions to be given to the British representatives as long as discussions about the programme are still proceeding.