§ MR. EATON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, If any advice has been received from our Minister at Peking as to the decision of the Chinese Government to establish Legations and Consulates in Europe; and, if the Mission appointed to inquire into the death of Mr. Margary has left Peking?
§ MR. BOURKE
Sir, no official information has reached the Foreign Office on the first subject of the Question of the hon. Member; but it might, perhaps, be accounted for by the fact that Mr. Wade, our Minister at Peking, had not been there for some time when he wrote the last received Despatch. Perhaps we may hear from him before long. The Mission appointed to inquire into the death of Mr. Margary has not yet left Peking, and the reason is the weather is extremely hot, and it is thought undesirable it should leave until the cold weather commences.