HC Deb 23 February 1922 vol 150 cc2087-8
26. Mr. L. MALONE

asked the Prime Minister when the Four-Power Treaty, the Nine-Power Treaty, the Chinese Customs Treaty, and the other Treaties and formal resolutions and declarations which embody the results of the Washington Conference are to be submitted to Parliament; whether the Report of the British delegation will also be laid before the House as soon as possible; and whether the House will be given any opportunity of discussing the Treaties and the Report?


As soon as certified copies of the Treaties have been received, steps will be taken to lay them and other relevant agreements on the Table of the House. The publication of any further documents will be considered on their receipt from the Secretariat-General. As regards the last part of the question, I do not think that it will he possible to allocate a special day for such a discussion, which could be taken, if the House desires, on the Estimates.

57. Mr. DOYLE

asked the Lord President of the Council whether it is proposed to publish a verbatim Report or a rescript of the proceedings at the International Congress at Washington; and whether, failing a verbatim Report, it will be possible to give the speeches of the British delegates on the leading questions in full?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Balfour)

The verbatim Reports of the proceedings of the International Congress at. Washington are of such a length as to make the cost of publishing them prohibitive, but as soon as they are received from Washington, I will, with Mr. Speaker's permission, arrange for some copies to be placed in the library of the House.