§ MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he can inform the House what progress has been made towards a settlement of the Anglo-American Fisheries dispute; when the Correspondence which has taken place since the transmission of the Marquess of Salisbury's proposals of the 24th March will be in the hands of Members; and, whether Her Majesty's Government can explain the circumstances of the capture, on Sunday last, of two American boats and 13 men near Prince Edward's Island by the Canadian Cruiser Critic?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
Communications are now in progress, which it is hoped will lead to a satisfactory settlement at no distant date. At present there is no further Correspondence to be presented. No official Report has as yet been received of the seizures referred to in the third paragraph of the hon. Member's Question; but it is believed that they are at present under investigation.