asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether the Government have received particulars of the Treaty stated to have been made between France and Burmah; if so, whether it is a purely Commercial Treaty, or connected with the political situation; also, whether this country is represented at the Court of Mandalay?
§ MR. J. K. CROSS
This country is not now represented at the Court of Mandalay. The Treaty between France and Burmah has not yet been ratified in the French Chamber; but M. Ferry has furnished Her Majesty's Government with a copy of the Convention, which appears to be a purely commercial one. It is supplementary to the Treaty, signed in Paris on January 29, 1873, but not put in force till June 1 last, which established between France and Burmah a mutual right to accredit Diplomatic and Consular Representatives.