§ The PRIME MINISTER
I will consult with the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and perhaps the hon. Member will repeat his question at a later date.
§ Earl WINTERTON
May I ask whether, in view of the fact that, for good or evil, this Convention profoundly affects the maritime interests of this country, the right hon. Gentleman will undertake that ratifications shall not be exchanged before the House has an opportunity of considering the matter?