HC Deb 09 March 1882 vol 267 cc464-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, When a decision will be arrived at, by arbitration or otherwise, with respect to the Enfida Estate in Tunis, from which Mr. Levy, a British subject, was forcibly ejected a few months ago by persons acting under the orders of the Société Marseillaise; and, if Her Majesty's Government will present to the House all Correspondence on this and other matters connected with Tunis (in continuation of Parliamentary Paper, Tunis, No. 8)? Also, Whether 'the French Government intend M. Roustan's successor at Tunis to discharge not only the duties of French Consul and Political Agent, but also those of sole intermediary between the Bey's Government and the representatives of Foreign Powers; and, if so, what arrangements Her Majesty's Government propose making in order to safeguard our Treaty rights with the Bey?


Sir, the Enfida case is still pending before one of the Native tribunals at Tunis, and no final decision has been pronounced on Mr. Levy's claim. Further Papers on the subject will be laid on the Table. Her Majesty's Government have not been informed that the position of M. Roustan's successor will be different from that occupied by him; and they do not propose to make any new arrangements for safeguarding our Treaty rights as long as they are not infringed.