§ 7. Mr. PALING (for Mr. T. SMITH)
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the armistice in the Gran Chaco dispute is being strictly observed by the two belligerents; whether the conciliation committee is meeting; and what steps are beng taken for the final settlement of the dispute?
§ Sir S. HOARE
So far as I am aware the Agreement signed at Buenos Aires on the 12th June, which contained provision for an armistice, is being loyally observed by the contracting parties. In regard to 1864 the second and third part of the question, the Buenos Aires agreement provides for the convening of a Peace Conference to negotiate a final settlement of the dispute. The Conference was summoned to meet on 1st July.