§ SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give the House any information concerning an arbitration with regard to the Khorat Railway, of which the Siamese Government had taken forcible possession; whether Sir Guilford Molesworth, when acting as British arbitrator in the dispute, resigned his position in consequence of the improper nature of the proceedings; and what steps are to be taken?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. G. CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
The dispute between the Siamese Railway Department and the English contractor was referred to arbitration in accordance with the provision to that effect in the contract. The contractor withdrew from the arbitration, and Sir G. Molesworth subsequently resigned his position as arbitrator. The matter is still under the consideration of the Government.