§ MR. R. G. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether since the French occupation of Madagascar all concessions, mining or otherwise, to British subjects have been annulled, and British trade to that country greatly hampered; and, whether French subjects can own land, mine, or trade without let or hindrance throughout the British Empire?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. GEORGE CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
We have not heard of the annulment of any concesssions to British subjects in Madagascar. French citizens enjoy the same privileges as the subjects of other countries throughout the British Empire.