HC Deb 16 March 1953 vol 512 c166W
8. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will list the major treaties made by Her Majesty's Government since September, 1939, specifying which were formally ratified after an appropriate Resolution by both Houses of Parliament.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

From the hundreds of treaties concluded by Her Majesty's Government since 1939 I will, with permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT, a list of 17 which may be considered to be of major political importance. In the case of two of these there were Motions before ratification.

Following is the list:

  1. 1. Treaty of Mutual Assistance between the United Kingdom, France and Turkey, 19th October, 1939.
  2. 2. Treaty of Non-Aggression between the United Kingdom and Thailand, 12th June, 1940.
  3. 3. Anglo-Soviet Treaty of Alliance, Collaboration and Mutual Assistance, 28th May, 1942.
  4. 4. Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, 26th June, 1945. (Resolution by both Houses of Parliament 23rd August, 1945, before ratification.)
  5. 5. Anglo-Transjordan Treaty of Alliance, 22nd March, 1946.
  6. 6. Anglo-French Treaty of Alliance, 4th March, 1947.
  7. 7-11. Treaties of Peace with Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Italy and Roumania, 10th February, 1947.
  8. 12. Anglo-Burmese Treaty recognising Burmese Independence, 17th October, 1947.
  9. 13. Anglo-Transjordanian Treaty of Alliance. 15th March, 1948.
  10. 14. Treaty of Collaboration and Collective Self-Defence between the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, 17th March, 1948.
  11. 15. North Atlantic Treaty of 4th April, 1949 (Resolution by House of Commons 12th May, 1949; Resolution by House of Lords 18th May, 1949, both before ratification).
  12. 16. Statute of the Council of Europe, 5th May, 1949.
  13. 17. Treaty of Peace with Japan, 8th September, 1951.

Note: The Treaties of Peace were dealt with under the "Treaties of Peace Bills."