I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the topographical inquiries preliminary to the formation of a neutral zone or buffer State between the French and English territories on the Upper Mekong are likely to commence?
§ SIR E. GREY
It has been found necessary, on account of climatic considerations, to defer the topographical inquiries on the Upper Mekong until the Autumn. The French experts have already been selected. The choice of the British members of the Commission is still under consideration.