HC Deb 20 July 1894 vol 27 c552
SIR A. ROLLIT (Kensington, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the present condition of affairs in Siam; and is it consistent with present and prospective British commercial and other interests?


It is not possible to give even a bird's-eye view of the general condition of a country within the limits of an answer to a question. The history of what occurred in Siam last year is well known, and there has been no material change since then. It is, of course, the intention of Her Majesty's Government to guard against any proceedings which would be inconsistent with the British interests described.

SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)

I would ask the hon. Baronet whether an opportunity will be given to the House to discuss the affairs in Siam after the Papers which have been promised on the subject have been presented to Parliament?


I hope they will be presented before the Estimates are reached.