MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government have information to the effect that the French and Russian: Governments have ordered the meeting of Russian and French Squadrons at Tangier; and, if so, whether their information shows that such meeting has been concerted with the Spanish Government, and what is the object of such action.
§ LORD CRANBORNE
His Majesty's Minister in Morocco reported the contemplated visit of a Russian and French Squadron to Tangier and their arrival there on the 10th instant. They were expected to remain for twenty-four hours. His Majesty's Government have no information to the effect suggested in the last Question.