HC Deb 02 March 1938 vol 332 cc1084-5
17. Mr. McGhee

asked the Prime Minister whether he will issue a White Paper giving details of all the undertakings this country has entered into involving military, naval, or aerial support for other nations apart from the general undertaking under the Covenant of the League of Nations?

Mr. Butler

With the hon. Member's permission I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the undertakings to which he refers, all of which have been published and are readily available.

Following is the list:

The Treaty of Locarno, 1925. (Treaty Series No. 28/1926—Cmd. 2764.)

The Treaties of Alliance with Portugal dating back to 1373. (British and Foreign State Papers.)

The Treaty of the 20th October, 1921, respecting the non-fortification and neutralisation of the Aaland Islands. (Treaty Series No. 6/1922—Cmd. 1580.)

The Anglo-Iraqi Treaty of Alliance of 1930, which entered into force on 3rd October, 1932. (Treaty Series No. 15/1931—Cmd. 3797.)

The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of Alliance of 1936. (Treaty Series No. 6/1937—Cmd. 5360.)

There are also various treaty engagements with the Arab rulers of the Persian Gulf under which His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have undertaken liabilities of varying extent for the protection of the territories concerned.