§ MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the recent occupation of Igli by French troops is in contravention of the delimitation of frontiers treaty of 1845, concluded between France and Morocco, and is also a breach of a subsisting convention agreed to by France and Great Britain; and whether any representations on the subject have been made to France by Her Majesty's Government; if so, with what result.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
The question whether the occupation of Igli by French troops is in contravention of the Franco-Moorish Treaty of 1845 is one which primarily concerns the Governments of those two countries, and Her Majesty's Government do not at present feel called upon to pronounce an opinion on the subject. As I have already stated, Her Majesty's Government have no separate understanding with Franco in respect of Morocco. No representations on the subject of the French occupation of Igli have been made to France by Her Majesty's Government. They have, however, as I informed the hon. Member on 24th May, received assurances at different periods of the desire of the French Government to maintain the status quo.