§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when he will be able to make any statement to the House with regard to negotiations with Italy as to the occupation of Kassala by Egypt?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. G. CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
The Italian Government, who have acted with the utmost friendliness and consideration, have informed Her Majesty's Government that they do not desire to maintain their occupation of Kassala, but are anxious to consult the convenience of the British and Egyptian Governments as to the period of withdrawal. Her Majesty's Government have expressed their cordial acknowledgments, and the matter remains under discussion between the two Governments.