HC Deb 30 March 1914 vol 60 c799

asked if the right hon. Gentleman can yet publish the correspondence with the United States in respect to The Hague Conference, and if he can make any further declaration of the intention of the Foreign Office re representation of organised labour on the National Committee?


As regards the first part of this question it would not be convenient nor in accordance with the usual practice to publish an incomplete correspondence while negotiations on the subject are still pending. As regards the second part, I will show the hon. Member the list of the subjects which will be discussed by our Committee, and will consider with him how best to secure full consideration for the views of those whom he represents upon them. But the responsibility for formulating policy upon these subjects must rest solely upon His Majesty's Government, as it must do in all matters of policy, and the British Delegation will consist of experts in the questions of international law that come before the Conference, and will have no political representation upon it.

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