§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether it is the case, as stated in the French Chamber, that the United States have given up their Treaty with Madagascar, or whether Her Majesty's Government and the Government of the United States continue to hold the same view with regard to the recent change in the international relations of that country?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. GEORGE CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
We have not heard that the American Government have given up their Treaty with Madagascar as stated in the Question, but have reason to believe that communications are passing between them and the French Government. The American Government and Her Majesty's Government have not taken concerted action, their position not being identical as regards engagements.