HC Deb 01 August 1890 vol 347 c1541
SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdalo)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the fact that when it was under consideration to cede the Gambia to France in 1870, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs made specific reservation that no cession of that territory could be made without the consent of Parliament, and subsequently alluded to the introduction of a Bill necessary for that purpose; and whether these circumstances were considered by Her Majesty's Government when they introduced the Bill for the cession of Heligoland?


Yes, Sir; the answer to both questions is in the affirmative.