HC Deb 03 March 1896 vol 38 c23
MR. E. R. P. MOON (St. Pancras, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether, at any point or points south of the Nam-Huok River, the western frontier (in-cluding the 25 kil. zone) of French Indo-China is, by the Convention of 15th January, made conterminous with the eastern frontier of the neutralised portion of Siam; and, if so, when and how it is proposed to delimit accurately the region indicated vaguely in Article 1 of the said Convention as comprised—(a) in the basins of certain rivers; (b) a strip of coast with the river basins thereof; and (c) a further vaguely-indicated territory in the north-east of Siam?


The 25 kil. zone is not, as the question implies, included within the western frontier of French Indo-China. It lies outside of the latter, and remains Siamese territory, subject to certain stipulations under the Franco-Siamese Treaty of October 1893. A map of the Siamese dominions, indicating that part of them which has been guaranteed by the recent Agreement between England and France, will be laid with the papers this week. It has not so far been thought necessary to proceed with more exact delimitation.