HC Deb 27 May 1908 vol 189 cc1096-7

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give the official titles and dates of ratification of those treaties under which Great Britain enjoys most-favoured-nation treatment with countries in South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

MR. J. A. PEASE (Essex, Saffron Walden; for Sir EDWARD GREY)

The information required by the hon. Member will be found in Commercial No. 3 (1907), which contains a Return of most-favoured-nation clauses in the treaties between Great Britain and foreign Powers in force on 1st January, 1907. (Cd. 3395.) Since that date, engagements have been entered into with Bulgaria, France, and Servia, which are contained in Treaty Series No. 1 (1908) (Cd. 3858), Treaty Series No. 7 (1908) (Cd. 3959), and Treaty Series No. 13 (1908).(Cd. 4078), respectively. The titles and dates of ratification of these treaties will be found in the "Handbook of Treaties, etc., relating to Commerce and Navigation between Great Britain and Foreign Powers," which is in the Library of the House of Commons.