§ MR. ALDERMAN COTTON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Why the stipulations of the Berlin Treaty with regard to the Varna Railway have not yet been carried out; what negotiations are now pending; and what the British Government proposes 1916 to do to bring about a speedy settlement of this question?
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
The claim of the Varna-Rustchuck Railway Company has not been settled, on account of differences between the Company and the Bulgarian Government as to the extent of the obligations of the latter under Article X. of the Treaty of Berlin. Her Majesty's Government have been for some time in negotiation with the Bulgarian Government for the settlement of this question, and it has been agreed to refer it to arbitration. The draft of an agreement for that purpose is at the present time under consideration.