§ MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have any understanding with France in respect of Morocco; and, if not, whether, in view of the recent movements of French troops on the frontiers of Morocco, Her Majesty's Government are taking any steps to safeguard British interests in that country.
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Her 1103 Majesty's Government have no separate understanding with France in respect of Morocco, but have received assurances at different periods of the desire of the French Government to maintain the status quo. Her Majesty's Government have no; reason to think that British interests in that country are at present threatened, but will be ready to take adequate measures for protecting them if necessity should arise.