HC Deb 07 June 1883 vol 279 c1911

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have any information confirming the telegrams in Tuesday's "Standard," which state that a war between France and China is imminent? The hon. Member wished to ask in addition a Question of which he had not given Notice, Whether the Under Secretary could inform the House what Power was referred to by the French Foreign Secretary in the late debate in the French Assembly, when he stated that a Great Power was now egging on China to resist the demands of France?


I prefer, Sir, to confine my Answer to the Question on the Paper. Her Majesty's Government have received no information confirmatory of the telegraphic announcements referred to in the hon. Member's Question.