§ MR. ARTHUR ARNOLD
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether there is any record a conversation by Lord Salisbury with reference to the occupation of Tripoli by Italy, as compensation for the entry of France into Tunis?
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
I can quite understand the curiosity of my hon. Friend on this subject, and I am sure he will understand my reticence. All the information that Her Majesty's Government are in a position to supply is contained in the Papers which have been laid upon the Table of the House, and I am unwilling to be drawn, in replying to my hon. Friend's Question, into a discussion upon the subject.