§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether a Petition has been forwarded to him by the Governor of Ceylon from Toulba Pasha, praying Her Majesty's Government to change the place of residence assigned to him by Her Majesty's Government, in accordance with his parole given to Lord Dufferin in December last; and, whether Her Majesty's Government intends to grant the request?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
Sir, the Petition has been received, and it was proposed to Toulba that he should proceed to the Cape of Good Hope under the same conditions as those under which he resides in Ceylon. Her Majesty's Government have, however, been informed by telegram that Toulba has declined the offer; but they have not yet received the Governor's despatch stating the reasons for Toulba's refusal.