§ MR. SAMUEL SMITH (Flintshire)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government has entered into negotiations with France respecting Madagascar; and, if so, whether they will give the House an opportunity of pronouncing a judgment before concluding a Treaty on the subject?
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
I must ask the hon. Member to postpone the question until Thursday. I think I shall then be able to give him a more satisfactory answer than I could give him to-day.