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Commercial Treaties (Handbook)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he proposes to publish a new edition of the Handbook of Commercial Treaties to replace the last edition published in 1931.

Some existing treaties and agreements are due to be revised; and some new ones are expected to be concluded; and my right hon. Friend consequently feels that it is not a good moment to bring out a new edition.

It still has some use, I am told. It is a question of the best moment to bring out a new edition. We do not regard the present time as opportune.