§ MR. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether an arrangement has been arrived at between the United States and Canada whereby all matters at present in dispute between the two countries are to be referred to a Commission; and whether he can state the composition of the Commission, and what the terms of its appointment are to be?
Negotiations have taken place at Washington for the settlement of all pending questions between Great Britain and the United States by reference to a Commission. The text of the proposed arrangement has been dispatched from Washington, but has not yet been received by Her Majesty's Government. I am therefore not in a position to make any statement upon the subject mentioned in the second paragraph.