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Treaties And Agreements

Volume 448: debated on Monday 1 March 1948

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90.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what revisions and amendments have been made to Treaties contained in Cmd. No, 3797 (Iraq), Cmd. No. 5360 (Egypt) and Cmd. No. 6916 (Transjordan).

The Anglo-Iraqi Treaty of 1930 was amended on 2nd August, 1946, by an exchange of letters in which His Majesty's Government gave up their diplomatic precedence in Iraq, thereby enabling any country which so desired to appoint an Ambassador to the Iraqi Court.There have been no revisions or amendments to the Anglo-Transjordan Treaty of 1946.

The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of Alliance of 1936 was amended by a Protocol for the Amendment of the Annex to Article 8 of the Treaty signed on September 22nd, 1938.

91.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give a list, with details, of the treaties and agreements existing between His Majesty's Government and the Governments of Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

Yes.The following is a list of the Treaties and Agreements concluded between His Majesty's Government and the Governments of Syria, the Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. No Treaties or Agreements concluded prior to the acquisition of independence by Syria and the Lebanon in 1946 or prior to the constitution of the Kingdom of the Hejaz and of Nejd (subsequently re-named Saudi Arabia) in 1927 have been included.1.

Syria.

An exchange of Notes took place between His Majesty's Government and the Government of Syria on the 1st and 2nd November, 1946, which provided for the abolition of the Mixed Courts in that country and for the future administration of justice in respect of foreigners resident in Syria. This was laid before Parliament as a White Paper, Treaty Series No. 37 (1947), Command 7140.

2. The Lebanon.

A similar exchange of Notes took place between His Majesty's Government and the Government of the Lebanon on the 22nd January, 1947, and was laid before Parliament as a White Paper, Treaty Series No. 45 (1947) Command 7154.

3. Saudi Arabia.

A Treaty of Friendship and Good Understanding was concluded between His Majesty's Government and the Government of the Kingdom of the Hejaz and Nejd at Jedda on 20th May, 1927. This, together with an accompanying exchange of Notes, was laid before Parliament as a White Paper, Treaty Series No. 25 (1927), Command 2951. This Treaty was prolonged and slightly modified by two further exchanges of Notes in 1936 and 1943, which were laid before Parliament as White Papers, Treaty Series No. 10 (1937) Command 538o, and Treaty Series No. 13 (1947), Command 7064, respectively.