HC Deb 04 May 1911 vol 25 c608

I beg to ask your leave to move the Adjournment of the House, on a definite matter of urgent national importance, namely:—

"That as, under the arbitration treaty now being arranged between the United Kingdom and the United States, the United Kingdom will be bound to submit every question to arbitration, whilst the United States will be able to exclude from arbitration certain great questions, that this will Lid most unfair and disadvantageous to the United Kingdom, that Mr. Bryce be instructed to refuse to continue with the arbitration proposals unless the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, agrees to refer all questions between the two countries to arbitration with no limitation whatever."


I am afraid that the Motion of the hon. Member is really neither urgent nor definite. He assumes that certain things are going to happen. I do not think he has any authority from any answer given in this House to assume that those things will happen, but he will have an opportunity of discussing the Treaty if and whenever it is made.

NEW MEMBER SWORN.—Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery, esquire, for the Parliamentary Borough of Birmingham (South Division).