§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the claim of this country against France in respect of the Waima disaster has yet been referred to arbitration; and, if not, whether the reference is delayed until the claims of the Government of the French Republic against the Royal Niger Company and the counterclaim of the company against France are first adjusted.
§ * THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
(for The Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guildford): The question of the terms on which this question and other claims arising out of events in West Africa could be submitted to arbitration is still under the consideration of the two Governments.
§ MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)
Will the Government reconsider the question of making an advance to the survivors of the slain officers?