HC Deb 24 March 1927 vol 204 c602W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government has made any decision as to the optional clause of arbitration under Article 36 of the International Court of Justice, whereby this country would agree, subject to certain reservations, to arbitrate first upon all matters of international dispute?


If the hon. Gentleman will refer to the published Summary of Proceedings of the Imperial Conference he will see that the Conference decided that it was at present premature to accept the obligations under the Article in question.

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