Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us when the terms of the Treaty will be communicated to the House?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 4. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any communication from the President of the Preparatory Commission for the Disarmament Conference as regards the date of the next meeting of the Commission; and, if so, whether he will publish the terms of any correspondence that has passed on this subject?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 5. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the statement of the Egyptian Government that, of the 12 capitulatory Powers, Norway alone had replied in favourable terms to the invitation issued by the Egyptian Government in December, 1927, asking for some modification of the capitulatory regime; and whether he can give any reason why Great...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 14. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the majority of members of the Egyptian Parliament are meeting together on the 17th instant, and that steps are being taken to prevent such an Assembly; and whether, seeing that such steps are calculated to lead to disorder in Cairo, His Majesty's Government will intervene in the matter?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Has not the right hon. Gentleman been fully informed as to the course of events, through our representatives in Cairo?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 15. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is with the concurrence of His Majesty's Government that the present Egyptian Ministry have decided to press forward at once the Jebel Awlia project of a dam on the Nile waters in the Sudan, in defiance of decisions of previous Egyptian constitutional Governments, which were accepted by His Majesty's Government, that this...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The hon. and gallant Member who has just sat down has thrown out some rather interesting suggestions, but I am not inclined to believe that a policy of trying to force nations to conform to some particular ratio or standard is likely to meet with any success. He has described the condition of Europe, and told us how France and Germany and Italy and Czechoslovakia were behaving towards one...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: No. Quite a different thing—the right of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs.
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I was never a Member of the Liberal Government.
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: I was private secretary to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman in 1906, but from 1908 to 1914 I was not only not an official Member, and not a private secretary, but I was one of the keenest critics of the Government.
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 7. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the reply of His Majesty's Government to the last Note presented by Mr. Kellogg on behalf of the United States Government will be ready in time for this House to have an opportunity of considering it on the Foreign Office Vote before the end of the Session?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 37. asked the Undersecretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, as applications for tenancy of the Tyler Street huts in Sheffield are now being refused, the demolition of the huts is contemplated in the near future; and, if so, what alternative accommodation it is intended to provide?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say when these lettings ceased—when a decision was come to that there should be no lettings on this estate?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 1. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement regarding his conversations in Paris with the French Foreign Minister?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 46. asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the decision of the Hague Court against the inclusion of the surplus proceeds from the liquidation of sequestrated German property abroad in the Dawes annuities, His Majesty's Government will now take steps to release the German sequestrated property, as has been done by the Government of the United States of America?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: It is with the greatest possible diffidence that I rise to take part in this important Debate, because I do not regard myself as an authority on ecclesiastical controversy in any way. Moreover I stand in a position outside the Church of England and outside any section of institutional religion. But I have a duty as a Member of Parliament to vote, and if need be to speak on this occasion, with...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: The hon. Gentleman who has just sat down has given expression to sentiments with which I am in hearty agreement. In fact, his speech might have been made from these benches. There was one point he particularly emphasised, which was also emphasised by the hon. and gallant Member for Chippenham (Captain Cazalet) in a very interesting speech, with which I should like to deal for a moment. Both...
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 8. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the denunciation by the Persian Government of capitulatory privileges in May, 1927, with effect of one year from the date of that denunciation, all such provileges to British and other foreign subjects will cease on 10th May, 1928?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: 55. asked the Home Secretary whether Prince Carol of Rumania is exempted from the Regulations which govern the admission and residence of aliens in this country?
Mr Arthur Ponsonby: Does the right hon. Gentleman know what passport Prince Carol had on entering this country, and whether he was treated in exactly the same way as any other alien?