MR. GIBSON BOWLES
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign. Affairs whether the secret treaty between Great Britain and Germany, with reference to Africa, will be communicated, either in its full terms or so as to convey its effect to this House; can he state generally the subjects to which it refers; and can he, consistently with the interests of the public service, give any information regarding it.
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
I am not in a position to give the House any information on this subject.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly state the date of the treaty? Was it a few days before the meeting of Parliament in October last?
§ [No answer was given.]