§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is true, as reported, that the Government of the Netherlands has demanded an extension of the time given in which to sign the General Act and Declaration of the Brussels Conference; and whether Her Majesty's Government can afford the House any information as to the steps they have taken to overcome the reluctance of Holland to sign the General Act and Declaration of the Conference?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
No such demand has been made to our knowledge. It could only be addressed to the Conference. Steps are being taken by Her Majesty's Government, in concert with other Powers, to induce Holland to sign, but it is not at present possible to indicate their nature.