HC Deb 29 August 1895 vol 36 c1140
SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any reparation or explanation has been offered by the French Government as to the attack by French troops upon a British force at Waima on British territory, in December, 1893, by which three British Officers lost their lives?


The geographical position of Waima has not yet been fixed, and it is not known, therefore, in whose territory it lies. It was decided to make the question part of the general negotiations with France which were suspended under the late Administration.


Can the right hon. Gentleman state whether any efforts have been made to ascertain the geographical position of Waima?


It is obvious that, in a district so little known, that would involve labour and expenditure of a very heavy nature.