§ SIR ELLIS ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the Commander of the French gunboat L' Ardent has been patrolling the Niger waters with armed launches, in violation of International Law?
§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
asked whether there was any probability of the gun-boats leaving the Niger waters at any early date?
§ SIR G. BADEN-POWELL
asked whether any reason had been assigned by the French Government for the presence of a French man-of-war in these waters.
§ SIR E. GREY
The question on the paper refers only to armed launches. I must ask for notice of the question as to a man-of-war.