§ 11. Sir EDWIN CORNWALL
asked the Under—Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what communications have passed between His Majesty's Government and other Governments, particularly those of Russia and Japan, with regard to the new Russo—Japanese Treaty; and whether Papers on the subject will be presented to the House at an early date?
§ Lord R. CECIL
The terms of the Treaty were communicated to His Majesty's Government confidentially by the Japanese Government before publication, and His Majesty's Government thereupon expressed to both the Japanese and Russian Governments their great satisfaction on its conclusion. Otherwise no communications have passed between His Majesty's Government and the Governments concerned, and it does not therefore seem necessary to lay any Papers on the Table.