§ MR. BOURKE
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can give the House any information with respect to a correspondence alleged to have taken place lately between the Governments of France and the Porte relative to Tripoli; whether any correspondence has taken place between the Governments of France and the Porte with respect to troops lately sent from Turkey to Tripoli, or with respect to the conduct of Turkish officers in Tripoli; and, whether any correspondence has taken place between Her Majesty's Government and the Go- 1951 vernment of France upon these subjects?
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
The Turkish Ambassador has communicated to Her Majesty's Government a telegram from the Porte, from which it appears that correspondence has been going on between the Turkish and French Governments in regard to the assumption by the French Consulates in Tripoli of the protection of Tunisian subjects; but we are not acquainted with the particulars of this correspondence. We are not aware of any such correspondence as that referred to in the second part of the Question having taken place. No correspondence has passed between Her Majesty's Government and the French Government upon these subjects.
§ LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL
asked whether Her Majesty's Government had obtained any information from our Consul at Tripoli?