HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 cc2614-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that at the Barcelona Conference, held in the spring of 1921, a Resolution was proposed by the British delegate to the effect that the only point established in international law respecting the width of territorial waters is that it is a national question; that the Soviet Government have expressed their willingness to negotiate on this subject with the British Government; that the Russian Government have arrived at a settlement with the Norwegian Government on this point; and whether similar agreements can be negotiated between the Russian and British Governments?


The answer to the first three parts of the question is in the negative. The last part does not, therefore, arise.