HC Deb 27 February 1900 vol 79 c1215
MR. HOGAN () Tipperary, Mid

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the exchange of ratifications of the Anglo- German Convention, he can now give an indication of the future governing arrangements in Samoa; and whether the Foreign Office has any information as to the position to be occupied by Mataafa.


No communication has been received from the German Government in regard to the future arrangements for the government of Samoa, beyond the fact that Dr. Self, who has been for some time past President of the Municipal Council at Apia, has been appointed Governor of the Samoan Islands assigned to Germany. The reply to the second portion of the question is in the negative. As the hon. Member is aware, the trading rights of British subjects are fully maintained by the treaty.