§ MR. LAMBERT (Devon, South Molton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the final ratification by the Chinese Government of an advance of British money for the projected railway to Niu-chwang has been given; if not, 648 whether, consistently with the public interest, he can state what are the objections to its being ratified?
§ MR. LAMBERT
This matter has been in hand two months. Will he be able to make a statement before Parliament prorogues?