HC Deb 03 March 1885 vol 294 c1907

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What steps Her Majesty's Government have taken, or are taking, in reference to the very serious news from Kassala, communicated yesterday (Monday) to the House; whether any correspondence has taken place with the Italian or Abyssinian authorities on the subject; and, on what day and hour the telegram reporting the crushing defeat of the Garrison of Kassala was received by Her Majesty's Government?


In regard to the first part of this Question, I have nothing to add to answers already given on this subject. No correspondence has taken place with the Italian authorities. I stated yesterday what had occurred in connection with the King of Abyssinia. The telegram referred to was received at the Foreign Office at noon, on Sunday, March 1.