§ 25. Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Prime Minister whether, apart from the Anglo-Japanese alliance, as published, the British delegates at the Washington Conference will be affected by any treaty, agreement, or alliance affecting the Far East the terms of which have not been published but to which Great Britain is a party; and whether, in view of the 591 importance of open diplomacy, he can make our national position clear on this matter?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
There is no unpublished treaty, agreement, or alliance which will affect the British delegates at the Washington Conference.
35. Major BARNES
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the Washington Conference, he will state if there exists any military or naval agreement, understanding, or arrangement of any sort between this country and Japan not arising out of the terms of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, but supplemental thereto?