§ MR. ALDEN
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he has received a resolution passed unanimously by the Ontario Legislature, urging that at the forthcoming Hague Conference an attempt should be made to constitute it a permanent congress of nations; whether he has any knowledge of the views of other provinces or Colonies in this matter; and whether he will take steps to urge the desirability of such a permanent congress at the forthcoming Conference.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman, Stirling Burghs)
I have not received the resolu- 1672 tion referred to, but I would point out that a permanent Court of Arbitration already exists to which outstanding cases have been referred.
§ MR. BYLES (Salford, N.)
asked whether, in order to meet the wide and, he hoped, laudable public interest in this forthcoming Conference, its agenda, or, at any rate, the programme to be put forward by the British delegates, might as soon as possible be communicated to the House, and also the names of the British delegates.