HC Deb 27 June 1949 vol 466 c758
66. Sir John Mellor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he proposes to publish a new edition of the Handbook of Commercial Treaties to replace the last edition published in 1931.

Mr. Mayhew

Some existing treaties and agreements are due to be revised; and some new ones are expected to be concluded; and my right hon. Friend consequently feels that it is not a good moment to bring out a new edition.

Sir J. Mellor

Is not the last edition now quite useless?

Mr. Mayhew

It still has some use, I am told. It is a question of the best moment to bring out a new edition. We do not regard the present time as opportune.