HC Deb 23 June 1931 vol 254 c206

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider publishing, as a White Paper, an account of the commercial treaties in force between Great Britain and the other countries of the world, between the various British Dominions, and the various Dominions and foreign countries?


The Stationery Office publish annually a statement, a copy of which is being sent to the hon. and gallant Member, which gives particulars of the commercial treaties concluded with foreign countries by this country and by the Dominions. As each of these treaties is published either separately, or in the Handbook of Commercial Treaties, I do not think that the labour involved in drawing up an account of them would be justified. The commercial agreements between the Dominions are few in number and the texts are published in the Dominions concerned.