§ Mr. DAVID MASON
asked whether, in view of the fact that an agreement of arbitration between Great Britain and the United States of America would require the deliberate and deciding sanction of Parliament, he will inform the House when such an agreement is likely to be ready for the sanction of Parliament?
§ Sir E. GREY
I believe the two Governments to be now in substantial agreement about the details of the draft Treaty, and that there is every prospect of its being signed very soon. It will then be presented to Parliament before ratification has taken place.