§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can inform the House 1068 whether any, and if so, what award has been given by the counsel to whom the long-standing dispute about an English firm's ejection by the Siamese Government from the Bankok-Khorat railway contract was last year submitted for arbitration.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
The reference to counsel was arranged between Her Majesty's Government and the Government of Siam, but Her Majesty's Government were not parties to it, and the award has not been communicated to us by either side. I understand, however, that an award has been made, and that it is in favour of the British contractor for the railway.