HC Deb 25 June 1900 vol 84 c904
MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether the Government are in possession of and will state the terms of the ultimatum reported to have been delivered on the part of the Allied Powers immediately prior to the bombardment of the forts at Ta-ku.


The reports received from our naval officers merely stated that the forts opened fire on the fleets between twelve and one on the morning of the 17th, and make no mention of any ultimatum.