§ 8. Mr. LEACH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that the second Peace Conference at the Hague agreed to a Resolution forbidding the use of force by one State against another for the collection of debts; that France and Britain were parties to it; and if, at the Conference in Paris of January last, the attention of the French Government was directed to this Resolution?
§ Mr. McNEILL
The Convention which the hon. Member has in mind referred to "the recovery of contract debts claimed from the Government of one country by the Government of another as being due to its subjects or citizens," and cannot be held applicable to the present case. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.