§ SIR JOHN HAY
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether communications have been 1050 opened with Khartoum by way of Massowah; and, whether the negotiations with King Johannes for the relief of General Gordon are progressing favourably?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
No, Sir; communications have not been opened with Khartoum by Massowah. No reports have yet been received of the progress of the negotiations referred to by the hon. and gallant Member.