§ 13. Mr. SHEPHERD
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the general obligatory Arbitration Treaty between Great Britain and Uruguay, ratified in February, 1919, is not included in the collection of analogous treaties recently published by the League of Nations; whether this is due to the Treaty not having been deposited with the League; and whether, if so, having regard to the importance of the principle embodied in this Treaty, he will arrange for its being so deposited?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
The Treaty referred to by the hon. Member was, like most of the Arbitration Treaties entered into by this country from 1903 onwards, concluded prior to the existence of the League of Nations, and such treaties of earlier date do not come within the purview of Article 18 of the Covenant of the League. All Arbitration Treaties since concluded by this country, and all renewals of such treaties, have been duly registered under that Article. There is, of course, no objection to communicating 1833 this Treaty to the League should the League desire at any time to be furnished with it.