§ MR. TOMLINSON (Preston)
Can the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, or the Prime Minister, give the House any information with respect to the statements in the evening newspapers as to the award in the Behring Straits case? Is the account published substantially correct?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
We have an intimation of the result of the inquiry, but it is in the nature of a private and not of an official telegram. I have no objection, however, to communicate the substance of it. Speaking generally, and with partial exceptions, the award is entirely satisfactory to the British interest.