Mr Arthur Balfour

Former MP for City of London

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Washington Conference. 13 Mar 1922

    According to the ordinary rules of international law, treaties are binding only after ratification. The treaties referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend are no exception to the general rule. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. There seems no advantage in discussing the hypothetical case referred to in the third part of the question.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations Court of International Justice. 27 Feb 1922

    The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. The answer to the second part depends entirely on the nature of the agreement by which the two States at variance resort to the arbitration of the Permanent Court. The answer to the third part of the hon. Member's question is supplied by Article 59 of the Statute for the Permanent Court, which provides that "the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — League of Nations Court of International Justice. 27 Feb 1922

    I can say nothing about the worth or want of worth of particular decisions, but they are particular decisions, and therefore they cannot have the effect my hon. Friend appears to anticipate; in other words, they cannot have the effect of producing a general law.

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Former MP for City of London

Entered the House of Commons on 31 January 1874 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 5 May 1922 — unknown

Also represented Manchester East; Hertford

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