Court of International Justice.

Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations. – in the House of Commons on 21st April 1921.

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Photo of Lord Robert Cecil Lord Robert Cecil , Hitchin

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asked the Prime Minister how soon the Convention for the establishment of a permanent Court of International Justice will be ratified by this country?

Photo of Mr Cecil Harmsworth Mr Cecil Harmsworth , Luton

His Majesty's Government are in consultation with the Governments of the self-governing Dominions and of India with a view to ratification taking place as soon as possible.

Photo of Lord Robert Cecil Lord Robert Cecil , Hitchin

Will the hon. Gentleman explain why it is necessary to consult the Dominions and India before ratification, since they were separately represented at Geneva when the Convention was agreed upon?

Photo of Mr Cecil Harmsworth Mr Cecil Harmsworth , Luton

It was considered appropriate to do so.

Sir J. D. REES:

Has it been decided how the judges will be paid and selected, and whether payment will be by salary or by fees per case treated, or how?

Photo of Mr James Lowther Mr James Lowther , Penrith and Cockermouth

The hon. Member had better give notice of that question. It does not arise out of the answer.