MR. GIBSON BOWLES
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Anglo-French Commission sitting in Paris on the affairs of the countries in West Africa adjacent to the Niger has arrived at an, agreement on the matters submitted to it; whether Her Majesty's Government can, consistently with the interests of the public service, give this House any information as to the progress made by this Commission; and whether, on the conclusion or negotiations, the papers relating to them will be laid upon the Table of this House?
The Commission has not yet arrived at an, agreement. I am afraid that I cannot give any information as to the progress of the negotiations at this stage. Nor can I yet make any statement as regards Papers.