§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, according to the latest information in the possession of the Government, Congolese forces are still outside the enclave of Lado; and whether Her Majesty's Government have yet come to a decision as to the future of the Anglo-Egyptian sphere in the neighbourhood of the Bahr-el-Ghazel.
§ THEUNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
If by the "enclave of Lado" the right hon. Member means that portion of the territory leased to the Congo State by Great Britain, which is bounded on the north by 5 deg. 30 min. N. and on the west by 30 deg. E., Her Majesty's Government have no reason to think that there are any Congolese forces in the portions of the Nile basin outside that "enclave." The question of the future of the Anglo-Egyptian sphere in the neighbourhood of the Bahr-el-Ghazel is under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government.