§ 1. Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether he will grant the Return standing in the name of the hon. Member for North Somerset?— [Address for Return setting out the Treaties, Agreements, and Memoranda under which the Neutrality of the Kingdom of Belgium is recognised by Great Britain, and giving copies of the Treaty of London signed the 15th day of November, 1831, the Treaty of London signed the 19tn day of April, 1839, and the Treaty of London signed on the 11th day of August, 1870; and any necessary additional documents or explanations showing the position of Belgium as a permanently neutral State at the present time.]
§ 2. Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (2) whether the neutrality of Belgium is recognised or guaranteed by Great Britain and other Powers; and whether the Treaty of London of 15th November, 1870, by which France and Great Britain guaranteed to use armed force if necessary to protect the neutrality of Belgium, has expired?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Acland)
A statement will be made later on the subject raised in these two questions. In these circumstances it is not at present necessary to make the return.