HC Deb 16 March 1893 vol 10 c252

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can lay upon the Table any further Papers concerning the annexation by France of the Kerguelen Islands; whether such annexation of islands, situated some thousands of miles from any other French settlement, will be recognised by the Powers unless made effective by actual occupation; and whether he can state the purpose for which these islands have been annexed.?


There has been no Correspondence on the subject, and Her Majesty's Government are not in a position to express an opinion on the points raised in the second and third paragraphs of the question.