33. Treaties of cession.

The suggestion that a treaty for the cession of territory requires the approbation of Parliament may have more substance. The question in fact is one which goes beyond the scope of the treaty-making power and involves a consideration of the Crown's power to cede territory whether by treaty or other means. The limitation, if it exists, applies only in time of peace, the power of the Crown alone to terminate a war upon any terms whatsoever, by treaty or otherwise, not being touched upon by the doctrine involved. That doctrine has been the subject of parliamentary discussion and official