HC Deb 24 July 1929 vol 230 cc1344-6W
Captain EDEN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any negotiations are now in progress with the United States of America for the negotiation of an arbitration treaty in place of that which has now lapsed?


As the hon. Member will be aware, the general question of international arbitration is receiving careful consideration by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom in consultation with His Majesty's Governments in the Dominions, but I am not prepared at the moment to make any statement with special reference to the proposal for an arbitration treaty with the United States of America.