MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government has received any intelligence as to the dispute stated to have arisen between Commodore Giffard, R.N., and the French naval commander on the coast of Newfoundland with reference to the taking of bait by United States vessels along 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
No difficulties have arisen, so far as Her Majesty's Government are aware, as to the supply of bait to United States vessels along the French shore.
§ No answer was given.