§ MR. F. S. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he is able to confirm the truth of the statement contained in The Times of the 11th of December last, to the effect that the recent Conference in London with regard to East Africa has resulted in a complete agreement as to the frontiers of the Sultanate of Zanzibar, as well as in an understanding between England and Germany as to their respective spheres of interest in that part of the world; whether the said agreement has received the assent of the French Government and of the Sultan of Zanzibar; and, whether Her Majesty's Government are prepared to make any statement, or to present any Papers relating to the work of the Delimitation Commission, and of the London Conference?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, E.)
A complete agreement has been arrived at between England and Germany as to the frontiers of the Sultanate, and as to the respective spheres of interest of the two countries. The French Government and the Sultan of Zanzibar have assented to those portions of the Agreement in which they are interested. Papers are in preparation, and will shortly be presented.