§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the report of a second attack by a French force upon British troops in West Africa is correct; and whether he can give the House any information upon the subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOB THE COLONIES (Mr. S. BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
The information at present in our possession is very meagre. We are expecting further news shortly; and I would prefer, therefore, to await Despatches before making any statement on the subject.
MR. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith)
May I ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any further information has been received from the French Government as to the first unfortunate incident that occurred in West Africa?
§ SIR E. GREY
I cannot answer that question without notice. If the hon. Member will put it down I will inquire.