§ MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any proposal relating to a partition of the Samoan Islands has been made to Her Majesty's Government by another Power; and, if so, whether he can state the nature of the proposal, from what Power it emanated, and the answer made by Her Majesty's Government?
§ MR. BRODRICK
No formal proposal for a partition of the Samoan Islands has been made by any Power. Negotiations are proceeding between the three Powers on the subject of recent disturbances in Samoa, and I cannot make any statement at present.