§ MR. J. F. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any understanding has yet been arrived at with the French Government with a view to stopping the sale of spirits and firearms to the natives of the New Hebrides by French traders, a practice that is strictly prohibited in the case of British traders.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. G. CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
Her Majesty's Government have, since the answer which I gave to the hon. Member on March 29th last, addressed a further representation to the French Government, pressing them for a reply to the note which was addressed to them by Her Majesty's Government in November last. No reply has yet been received.