HC Deb 17 March 1891 vol 351 c1233
MR. MORTON (Peterborough)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government of Newfoundland will be directly represented at the arbitration on the "French Shore Difficulty" by a delegate from the Colony or only through the Foreign Office?


Her Majesty's Government have invited the Government of Newfoundland to name a delegate with full local knowlege to represent the colony on the Board of Arbitration, but no final answer has yet been received.


I understand that the sanction of Parliament will be necessary in regard to the arbitration, and I wish to know when that sanction will be asked for?

*THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster

The attention of Parliament will be invited to the subject in the course of a few days, but not in this House.