§ SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if any demand has ever been made for apology or compensation in respect of the affair at Waima in which the Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police, Captain Lendy, Lieutenant Liston, W.I.R., Lieutenant Wroughton, W.I.R., a sergeant-major, and six men of the West India Regiment were killed, and a large number wounded, by French Native troops under French white officers; and, whether, since the late Government left office, it has been proved beyond doubt that Waima is in British territory?
The question of compensation for the affair at Waima has been constantly under discussion with the French Government, as a factor in more general negotiations, which have not yet been concluded. The right hon. Baronet is right in saying that it has been proved beyond doubt that Waima is in British territory.
§ MR. M. DAVITT
Have any counter claims of a similar kind been presented by the French Government to Her Majesty's Government in connection with the killing of French subjects—