HC Deb 16 February 1888 vol 322 cc558-9
MR. GOURLEY (Sunderland)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, What progress has been made by the Fishery Commissioners, now sitting at Washington, towards an amicable adjustment of the Anglo-American Fisheries disputes; and, whether the Alaskan disputes are to be settled by the existing or a new Commission?


By a telegram received at the Foreign Office this afternoon Mr. Chamberlain reports that a Treaty has been signed which we believe to be quite satisfactory, though we are not yet aware of its precise terms. I cannot admit that the differences in regard to the North American fisheries ever amounted to disputes, as stated in the hon. Member's Question. We believe that questions relating to Alaska have been discussed by the Plenipotentiaries; but we are not aware with what results.