§ SIR ELLIS ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary for State for Foreign Affairs whether he has any knowledge of certain additional privileges with respect to Delegoa Bay recently accorded by the Portugese Government to the Mozambique Company: and, whether he 1102 has any confirmation of the statement telegraphed from Berlin to the Daily Mail that negotiations are pending for acquisition of the control of the Mozambique Company by a Foreign syndicate?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, (Mr. G. CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
. The concession held by the Mozambique Company has recently been extended from 25 to 50 years: but we have no knowledge of any privileges with respect to Delagoa Bay; and have received a formal assurance that there is no truth in the report. Neither have we any confirmation of the statement that negotiations are pending for the acquisition of the control of the Mozambique Company by a Foreign syndicate.