asked the Prime Minister how many cases have been sent to the Permanent Court of International Justice for settlement from the various countries since 1931?
According to the last annual report of the Court, since 1st January, 1931, four cases have been submitted to the Permanent Court by special agreement; 16 cases have been submitted by unilateral application. In addition the Court has, during the same period, received from the Council of the League of Nations nine requests for an advisory opinion.
Does the right hon. Gentleman think it is too late for the representatives of the Spanish Govern ment to apply to this Court of Justice for the settlement of their case?
I should certainly need legal advice before answering that question.
Will the right hon. Gentleman say how these cases were disposed of?
If I were given notice I would certainly investigate them.
Has there been any case in which the decision of the tribunal was not accepted by both parties?
I am afraid I do not carry all the findings of the Court in my mind.