HC Deb 28 May 1897 vol 49 c1520

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can state when the Delagoa Bay Arbitration Award will be promulgated; and whether, seeing that eight years have passed since the claim came before the Jurists at Berne, Switzerland, he will explain the cause of the delay?


I cannot yet say when the Award will be given. Delay has been caused by the successive applications for postponement which have been made by both parties to the arbitration, and by the necessity which had arisen for sending an expert out to report upon the Delagoa Bay Railway and other South African lines.