MR. GIBSON BOWLES
I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs a question of which I have given him private notice—namely, whether Her Majesty's Government have received any intelligence as to a dispute stated to have arisen between Commander Gifford and the French naval commander on the coast of Newfoundland with reference to the taking of bait by French vessels on the French shore, or with reference to the supply of bait to such vessels, and whether he can make any statement on the subject.
§ * MR. BRODRICK
Some differences, I believe, have occurred on the treaty shore with regard to the question of bait, but as my hon. friend gave me private notice of his question only three minutes ago I 590 think I must ask him to put a question down for to-morrow.