Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State):
I desire to lay on the table of the house an agreement which was executed at The Hague on the 14th of January, 1930, during the regime of the late government, providing for the release and, if necessary, the re-transfer to the original owners or to the persons deriving title from them of the property, rights and interests originally belonging to them and then subject to the charge created pursuant to the treaty of Versailles, where such property, rights or interests were not already liquid or liquidated, or finally disposed of on June 7, 1929. I have been unable to find that that agreement executed at The Hague was ever produced and laid on the table of the house by the late government.
I also desire to lay upon the table a copy of the protocol to the Hague agreement between the government of the Dominion of Canada and the German Reich dated October 16, 1930, regarding the return of unliquidated, sequestrated German property to which I have just referred.