§ MR. F. S. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether there is any truth in the statement that a British Protectorate is to be extended over North Borneo, Sarawak, and Brunei; and, whether it is distinctly understood that the Treaty of 1824 does not apply to Borneo?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The question of a British Protectorate over the three States referred to is the subject of negotiations which are not yet completed. It is distinctly held by Her Majesty's Government that the Treaty of 1824 between Great Britain and the Netherlands has no application to Borneo.