HC Deb 16 March 1900 vol 80 c1068
Mr. BRYNMOR JONES (Swansea District)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government of the Republic of France has admitted that the killing of British officers at Waima is a fair subject for arbitration between that Government and the United Kingdom; whether the Government have asked the French Government to agree to arbitration; what progress has been made in the negotiations on the matter; and whether he will lay the correspondence on the matter between the two Governments upon the Table of the House.


The French Government have recognised the principle of arbitration, and the details are now under discussion with the French Government. Correspondence cannot be laid until an agreement has been arrived at.