December 19th, 1974
I have the honour to refer to the Convention between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of the Netherlands providing for the Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil Matters, signed at The Hague on the 17th of November 1967.
On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (1) (a) and (2) of Article X of the said Convention, I have to propose that:
If the foregoing proposal is acceptable to the Government of the Netherlands, I have the honour to suggest that the present Note together with Your Excellency's reply to that effect shall constitute an agreement between the two Governments, which shall enter into force, in accordance with paragraph (4) of Article X of the Convention, one month after the date of your reply and shall be subject to termination in conformity with paragraphs (5) and (6) of that Article.
I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration.
(sd.) E. J. W. BARNES.
Mr. Max van der Stoel