§ MR. BILL (Staffordshire, Leek)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will, before the debate on the Foreign Office Vote is concluded, lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the despatch of the 29th March last, addressed to the French Government with reference to the Waima case; and whether he can now give the House any further information respecting the progress of the negotiations with France on this subject.
§ MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)
I also wish to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can state what stage has been reached in the negotiations with France for compensation to the surviving relatives of the British officers and men killed by French troops at Waima in 1893.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
The Note to the French Ambassador respecting the Waima incident cannot be laid at present, as negotiations on the case are now proceeding. It is not possible to make a statement at this moment.