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Awards Of British Courts

Volume 65: debated on Tuesday 21 July 1914

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asked when the Government propose to introduce the measure for rendering the awards of British Courts enforceable to all parts of the British Empire, based on the result of the inquiry made by the Colonial Office as to the views of the Colonial Governments on the subject?

A draft Bill has been prepared, and it is proposed to send it to the Governments of the self-governing Dominions in order to elicit their views with regard to its provisions.


asked whether the resolutions passed at the recent Congress of International Chambers of Commerce, re commending action on the part of the French Government to convene an Inter national Diplomatic Congress to deal with the subject of the enforcement of awards of British Courts, has been considered by his Department; and, if so, with what result?

I understand that the resolution to which my hon. Friend refers had in view the summoning by the executive of the International Congress of Chambers of Commerce of an assembly of business men and legal experts to prepare a draft Convention concerning arbitration in commercial cases which might afterwards form the subject of a Diplomatic Conference to be convened by the French Government. The next step, therefore, apparently rests with the committee of the Congress of Chambers of Commerce.