§ MR. FURNESS(for Mr. GOURLEY,) Sunderland
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, pending a settlement by arbitration of controversial points connected with the Behring Sea seal fisheries, Her Majesty's Government will accede to the wishes of the Government of the United States to renew for the current season the modus vivendi?
MR. J. W. LOWTHER
A final understanding with the Government of the United States has not yet been arrived at; but negotiations are proceeding with respect to the matters referred to by the hon. Gentleman.