HC Deb 13 November 1882 vol 274 cc1304-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether there is any foundation for the statement made by the Paris correspondent of the "Times" that— The Madagascar envoys have teen apprised that Prance intends to take possession of the coast of Madagascar from Diego Suarez, on the north-east, to Majambo, on the north-west, a coast line of the same extent as the whole south of England?


It is not in my power to give information to the House with regard to the negotiations in Paris between the French and Hova Governments. The subject is receiving careful attention from Her Majesty's Government on account of the important interests of England and Madagascar.