HC Deb 06 April 1936 vol 310 c2440W

asked the Prime Minister whether, on the conclusion of all treaties with Foreign Powers, he will submit the relevant instruments to Parliament for ratification?


As I stated in this House on 23rd July last, it is the practice of His Majesty's Government, in order to provide opportunity for Parliamentary consideration in ordinary cases, to lay treaty engagements for 21 Parliamentary days before ratification by His Majesty in all cases when the continuance of the Parliamentary session makes this course practicable. When it does not, or when considerations of urgency require ratification without this preliminary, action would be taken accordingly and Parliament would be notified as soon as may be afterwards.